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Israel shot down a rocket fired at its commercial capital Tel Aviv on Tuesday, a military source said, the deepest such attack from the Gaza Strip during a two-week-old escalation of fighting in the Palestinian territory.An Israeli source told AFP that the Israeli Army also killed Gaza militants entering Israel by sea.Earlier a senior Israeli Cabinet minister said that Israel will not halt its military offensive in the Gaza Strip until rocket fire is halted.Israeli warplanes killed at least 15 Palestinians Tuesday and wounded at least 90 others, pounding the Gaza Strip in a new campaign to stamp out Hamas rocket fire as the two sides slid toward another major conflict.Arabi said he had been "in touch with president Abbas to follow the latest developments in the Gaza Strip" while also continuing "consultations with Arab foreign ministers on this subject".He denounced the "dangerous Israeli escalation" and warned against its humanitarian consequences in Gaza.
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