19 April 2021 By BBC
Israel says it has targeted the homes of Hamas commanders as deadly fighting with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip enters a 10th day.
Israel said it had tried to kill Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif “several times”. Overnight, two militants died in a strike on an apartment.
A Report said Fresh barrages of rockets were also fired into Israel, with Hamas saying it had targeted an air base in the south.
According to the report Ceasefire moves continue behind the scenes but have made little headway.
France, in co-ordination with Egypt and Jordan, filed a resolution with the UN Security Council calling for an end to the violence, but it was only a draft.
The US, a long-standing ally of Israel, has been blocking attempts to issue a joint statement, saying it would not help with de-escalation, although it has called for a ceasefire.