Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Israeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight, and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets, including a long-range missile, deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict.

After the Palestinian long-range missile attack, the first of its kind since a 2014 war, Israeli air strikes resumed on Thursday afternoon, flattening a multi-story building that the Israeli military described as a Hamas headquarters.

Israel has fought three wars in the past decade with Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. A surge in cross-border rocket and air strikes in recent weeks has prompted the United Nations and Egypt to try to broker a truce to prevent another one.

A pregnant Palestinian woman and her 18-month-old child were killed in the Israeli attacks overnight, as was a Hamas militant, local medical officials said. Hundreds of people took part in the funeral for the woman and child on Thursday.

The Israeli military said seven people were wounded by Palestinian rockets and mortars that hit southern Israel across the border. (Reuters)

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<p>Smoke billowing during an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Smoke billowing during an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

<p>Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

<p>People move away from the site after Israeli warplane fired at least 10 rockets at the Said Al-Mashal Foundation for Arts and Culture building, in western part of Gaza City, Gaza on Aug. 9, 2018.<br>(Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

People move away from the site after Israeli warplane fired at least 10 rockets at the Said Al-Mashal Foundation for Arts and Culture building, in western part of Gaza City, Gaza on Aug. 9, 2018.
(Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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<p>People inspecting the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

People inspecting the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A wounded Palestinian man is brought into al-Shifa hospital on Aug. 9, 2018, following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. (Photo: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A wounded Palestinian man is brought into al-Shifa hospital on Aug. 9, 2018, following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. (Photo: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A missile lands as an Israeli aircraft bombs a building in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Ahmed Zakot/Reuters) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A missile lands as an Israeli aircraft bombs a building in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Ahmed Zakot/Reuters)

<p>Palestinians inspect a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Palestinians inspect a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

<p>People inspect the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

People inspect the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A wounded Palestinian boy is brought into al-Shifa hospital on Aug. 9, 2018, following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. (Photo: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A wounded Palestinian boy is brought into al-Shifa hospital on Aug. 9, 2018, following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City. (Photo: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

<p>Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Palestinians gather around a building after it was bombed by an Israeli aircraft, in Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

<p>People inspect the debris of Said Al-Mashal Foundation for Arts and Culture building after Israeli forces conducted airstrikes with at least ten rockets targeted the cultural center, in western part of Gaza City, Gaza on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

People inspect the debris of Said Al-Mashal Foundation for Arts and Culture building after Israeli forces conducted airstrikes with at least ten rockets targeted the cultural center, in western part of Gaza City, Gaza on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

<p>Palestinians insect the damage after warplanes belonging to Israeli army carried out an airstrike over residential areas in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Palestinians insect the damage after warplanes belonging to Israeli army carried out an airstrike over residential areas in Deir Al-Balah, Gaza on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

<p>People inspecting the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

People inspecting the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Israeli men stand next to a car that was damaged after a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip fell in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Israeli men stand next to a car that was damaged after a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip fell in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A Palestinian boy looks out of his family’s house that was damaged in an Israeli airstrike, in Al-Mughraqa on the outskirts of Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A Palestinian boy looks out of his family’s house that was damaged in an Israeli airstrike, in Al-Mughraqa on the outskirts of Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

<p>An Israeli man checks damages on his car after a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip fell naerby in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Aug. 9, 2018.(Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

An Israeli man checks damages on his car after a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip fell naerby in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Aug. 9, 2018.(Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Palestinians inspect the damaged house hit by an Israeli airstrike that killed a 23-year-old pregnant mother, Enas Khamash and her 18 month-old daughter Bayan, in Deir el-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Palestinians inspect the damaged house hit by an Israeli airstrike that killed a 23-year-old pregnant mother, Enas Khamash and her 18 month-old daughter Bayan, in Deir el-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Khalil Hamra/AP)

<p>People inspecting the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

People inspecting the rubble of a building following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Relatives of Palestinian woman Inas Khamash and her 18-month old child Bayan mourn during their funeral in the central Gaza Strip, Aug. 9, 2018. (Phot: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Relatives of Palestinian woman Inas Khamash and her 18-month old child Bayan mourn during their funeral in the central Gaza Strip, Aug. 9, 2018. (Phot: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

<p>A relative of 23-year-old Palestinian Enas Khammash, who was killed with her toddler in an Israeli airstrike, inspects their bedroom in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Aug. 9, 2018. Israel struck a series of sites in retaliation for dozens of rockets fired early on August 9. (Photo by Said KhatibAFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A relative of 23-year-old Palestinian Enas Khammash, who was killed with her toddler in an Israeli airstrike, inspects their bedroom in Deir Al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Aug. 9, 2018. Israel struck a series of sites in retaliation for dozens of rockets fired early on August 9. (Photo by Said KhatibAFP/Getty Images)

<p>A man cleans bloodstains inside a damaged house where a Palestinian woman and her 18-month old child were killed following an Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Nidal ALwaheidi/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A man cleans bloodstains inside a damaged house where a Palestinian woman and her 18-month old child were killed following an Israeli airstrike in the central Gaza Strip on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Nidal ALwaheidi/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

<p>Palestinians look at damage at the site of an Israeli airstrike in Al-Mughraqa on the outskirts of Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Palestinians look at damage at the site of an Israeli airstrike in Al-Mughraqa on the outskirts of Gaza City, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

<p>A Palestinian worker inspects the damage at municipal water distribution center after an Israeli airstrike, in Mughraqa, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Adel Hana/AP) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A Palestinian worker inspects the damage at municipal water distribution center after an Israeli airstrike, in Mughraqa, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Adel Hana/AP)

<p>TOPSHOT – Members of Hamas’ military police walk through a site that was hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

TOPSHOT – Members of Hamas’ military police walk through a site that was hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Aug. 9, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A fireball explodes during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

A fireball explodes during Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Israeli security stands at the site where a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Sirens wailed in southern Israel warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza and Israeli media reported two people were lightly injured from shrapnel in the border town of Sderot. (Photo: Yehuda Peretz/AP) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Israeli security stands at the site where a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Sirens wailed in southern Israel warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza and Israeli media reported two people were lightly injured from shrapnel in the border town of Sderot. (Photo: Yehuda Peretz/AP)

<p>Injured person is taken to ambulance after a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo: Yehuda Peretz/AP) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Injured person is taken to ambulance after a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Photo: Yehuda Peretz/AP)

<p>Streaks of light are pictured as rockets are launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Sderot, Israel, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: Amir Cohen/Reuters) </p>
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Streaks of light are pictured as rockets are launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Sderot, Israel, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: Amir Cohen/Reuters)

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