Gaza toll 128 in bloody day

Israeli strike disables only power plant

Posted: July 30, 2014 at 5:54 a.m.

A Palestinian man searches through the rubble of the Gaza City home of Ismail Haniyeh, the top Hamas leader in Gaza, after an Israeli airstrike before dawn Tuesday. The house was one of dozens of targets that included Gaza’s only power plant and the offices of Hamas’ satellite television station.

Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza fighting on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

Israeli soldiers, family and friends mourn at the grave of Sgt. Sagi Erez, 19, who was killed Monday after militants infi ltrated Israel through a tun...

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