Palestinian medical officials said on Sunday "271" Palestinians were killed in 24 hours of Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip.
Since the attack began, "one" Israeli was killed by Palestinian rocket fire.
The toll is futher expected to rise further, with bodies still lying buried under the rubble of destroyed buildings.
Hospitals, already suffering from shortages due to an 18-month blockade on the Gaza Strip, said they were struggling to cope with the number of injured, which included women and children.
Gaza is densely populated. Its 1.5 million residents were already experiencing shortages in power and basic supplies due to the siege which is widely condemned by human rights movements as a collective punishment.
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