The latest line from Al Jazeera Arabic: Rocket sirens are going off in Sderot northern Gaza.
A siren was heard in Zichron Ya'akov, 115km from Gaza, and the Israeli army said a rocket landed in an empty field nearby. It's the longest-range strike carried out by Hamas—longer than an attack on Hadera overnight, about 100km from the besieged strip.
The Israeli army released cockpit footage of an aircraft targeting what it says was a weapon storage facility in a civilian area in Gaza.
In the Gaza Strip, residents were shaken overnight by the sound, every few minutes, of powerful explosions.
At least 18 civilians, including five children, were among the 25 Palestinian dead since Israel stepped up its assault on Tuesday. Some 150 people have been wounded, hospital officials said.
Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes as Palestinian fighters kept up rocket fire targeting Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that officials said has killed at least 41 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave.
Palestinian officials on Wednesday said the barrage of strikes on Gaza wounded more than 300 people.
Meshaal says the West is asking Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel "as if Gaza started it".
Meshaal says Netanyahu was committing crimes and terrorism against Palestinians even before Hamas launched rockets into Israel.
Meshaal says Israel destroyed more than 55 houses over the heads of their people "but nobody pays attention to this crime".
Meshaal says any truce would require that pressure be put on Netanyahu "to stop the aggression" on Gaza.
Meshaal: We have given so many chances and nothing is left for the Palestinians but to defend themselves.
In response to Meshaal's speech, Naftali Bennet, Israel's economy minister and the leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party, said: "Meshaal was talking nonsense as usual".
"We are going to continue the pressure and we are going to expand our operation," he told Al Jazeera from Tel Aviv.
He said Israel would "haunt Hamas terror group until they stop shooting missiles".
Palestinian fighters in Gaza launch three rockets towards Israel’s Dimona Nuclear Reactor, according to the Israeli military.
One of the rockets was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defensive shield, and two others fell in open areas, it said. It did not specify how close the rockets fell.
No damage or injuries were reported.
The US State department says of the Gaza violence that no one wants to see civilian casualties
The US urged Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate the Gaza tensions and expressed concern for the safety of civilians on both sides.
State department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a briefing that the US secretary of state, John Kerry, had spoken earlier in the day to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and planned to speak to the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.
Psaki said US officials had been "encouraging all sides to de-escalate the situation," restore calm and take steps to protect civilians.
"We are concerned about the safety and security of civilians on both sides," she said, referring to "the residents of southern Israel who are forced to live under rocket fire in their homes and the civilians in Gaza."
Here is a video showing what is believed to have been an Israeli air raid on the home of Ahmed Ghandour, a top Hamas member, in the northern Gaza Strip.
This video was published on July 9.
Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, has taken responsibility for the rockets fired at the Southern Israeli town of Dimona, home to a nuclear plant about 70km outside of Gaza.
Earlier, the Israeli army said that Palestinian fighters in Gaza launch three rockets towards Dimona Nuclear Reactor. One of the rockets was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome defensive shield, and two others fell in open areas, it said. It did not specify how close the rockets fell.
No damage or injuries were reported.
Hamdi Shihab, a driver working for Media24 agency, has been killed by an Israeli air strike that targeted a car carrying journalists in Rimal district in the centre of Gaza city.
At least one rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome system over Tel Aviv this morning. The rockets were fired at almost exactly 8am, during the morning rush hour, similar to yesterday.
Updated death toll (0530 GMT): 75 dead.