An Israeli tank, positioned near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, fires a 155mm projectile towards targets in Gaza July 14, 2014. (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)
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Palestinian fighters resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv Monday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing international pressure for a cease-fire.The Israeli army said its aircraft and naval gunboats attacked dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and that Palestinian fighters fired more than 20 rockets into Israel, slightly wounding a boy in the town of Ashdod, where a home was damaged. Palestinian health officials said at least 20 people in Gaza were wounded.Asked if Egypt was mediating, Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atty said only that Cairo was "in close contact with the Israelis and all Palestinian factions as well as with regional and international countries".He said he did not want to predict whether those efforts were moving Israel and Hamas close to a cease-fire.Hamas leaders have said a cease-fire must include an end to Israel's Gaza blockade and a re-commitment to the 2012 truce agreement.Israel's Gaza offensive, which began last Tuesday, has claimed the lives of at least 138 Palestinian civilians, including 30 children, health officials in the enclave said.
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