UNDATED (CBS) - The death toll in the Gaza strip rose overnight as Israeli and Hamas forces continue their deadly battle.
Bombs shook Gaza City awake Monday morning. The Israeli Air Force targeted another 80 cities during overnight and morning bombings. The military says it targeted weapons storage facilities and police stations. Hamas says Israel is killing civilians.
This sixth day of airstrikes follows an Israeli offensive Sunday that led to the deadliest day of attacks yet. At least 29 Palestinians were killed, including four children, when a bomb hit an apartment building.
Israeli officials say Hamas is using civilian buildings as cover to launch rockets across the border.
In Tel Aviv, people on the street ran for cover when sirens signaled an approaching rocket. Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system has intercepted more than 240 rockets.
During a trip to Asia, President Obama warned Israel about expanding its air assault into a ground war. But he defended Israel fighting back. He says, "There is no country on Earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders."
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is in Cairo, Egypt today to assist truce talks there. The threat of a ground war remains. Thousands of Israeli tanks, soldiers, and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command.
Three Israelis and more than 94 Palestinians have been killed since the fighting escalated last Wednesday. Hundreds more have been injured escalated last Wednesday. Hundreds more have been injured.