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Death toll from Israeli airstrikes on Gaza tops 120 as fighting shows no signs of stopping


The sun sets over the Gaza Strip, as seen from the Israel-Gaza border, on Friday, July 11, 2014. Gaza rocket fire by Palestinian militants struck a gas station and set it ablaze Friday in southern Israel, seriously wounding one person as rocket fire also came from Lebanon for the first time in the four-day-long offensive. Rocket fire by Palestinian militants continued from Gaza toward various locations in southern Israel. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (The Associated Press)

Officials say the death toll from Israel's air offensive on Gaza has topped 120 and the campaign shows no sign of stopping.

Israel launched the strikes five days ago to stop relentless rocket fire on its citizens.

Hamas officials said Saturday that overnight raids targeted their homes and installations — and for the first time a pair of mosques. Israel accuses Hamas militants of stockpiling weapons beneath mosques, schools and residential homes, endangering civilians.

Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Kidra says the overnight attacks raised the death toll over 120. He says more than 920 wounded have been wounded.

Dozens of the dead are civilians, though the exact breakdown remains unclear.

Israel's military says the airstrikes have taken out Hamas' command centers, rocket launchers and storage sites.