A rocket fired by Palestinian militants at southern Israel leaves a thin trail of white smoke, as smoke caused by explosions from Israeli forces' operations rises from buildings on the outskirts of Gaza City, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. Israeli forces edged closer to Gaza's major population centers on Tuesday and attacked new targets, including a U.N. school, taking more civilian lives after ignoring mounting international calls for an immediate cease-fire. A Palestinian rocket attack wounded an Israeli infant. (AP Photos/Hatem Moussa)
Gaza city, Gaza (AP) More Israeli shells are hitting today, as tanks rumble closer to larger towns in Gaza.
Witnesses say the sounds of fighting can be heard from around the new Israeli positions.
Israel already has encircled Gaza city, the area’s biggest city. At least 18 more people have been killed in today’s shelling. The Israeli military says three of its soldiers were killed and 24 wounded in a friendly fire incident. An Israeli tank mistakenly fired on a building in which they had taken cover.
Meanwhile, the international Red Cross says a “full-blown” humanitarian crisis now exists in Gaza, with civilian casualties mounting and clean water supplies running out.
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