LIVE UPDATES: 2 killed in Israel from Gaza rocket strike, while West Bank protest turns deadly

Israeli military says it has struck dozens of targets Tuesday

An airstrike launched from within the Gaza Strip that hit a packaging plant in southern Israel Tuesday has killed two Thai workers, police say, as Israeli forces and Palestinian militants continue to exchange rocket fire.

The blast, which also left seven others injured, according to the Associated Press, came after the Israeli military said it "identified and struck 9 underground and above-ground rocket launch sites in Gaza" so far today.  

Elsewhere, at least one Palestinian protester has been killed and 46 others were wounded after gunshots rang out at a demonstration Tuesday in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry says.

FAST FACTS

    • A large protest in the West Bank on Tuesday turned deadly, leaving 16 demonstrators with bullet wounds, Palestinian health officials say
    • In this most recent round of fighting, Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired more than 3,400 rockets into Israel, while the Israeli military has launched hundreds of projectiles in response
    • Effort remain ongoing to broker a truce between the two sides

President Joe Biden on Monday expressed support for a cease-fire as violence between Israel and Hamas entered its second week.

At least eight days of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket barrages have killed more than 200 people, most of them Palestinian. It has been described as the worst Israeli-Palestinian fighting since 2014.

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