Egypt, U.N. Press for Cease-Fire as Israel, Palestinian Militants Battle

By Aaron Boxerman and Dov Lieber

JERUSALEM—The United Nations and Egypt are urgent Israel and militants in Gaza to agree on a right away cease-fire as either side exchanged hearth for a second consecutive day, elevating fears of a wider battle that might deepen civilian woes within the blockaded Palestinian enclave.

Israel’s army carried out airstrikes once more Saturday focusing on what it stated had been Palestinian Islamic Jihad members and websites throughout the Gaza Strip. Not less than 24 Palestinians have been killed, together with a senior militant commander and a 5-year-old woman, and 140 wounded because the airstrikes started on Friday, based on the Gaza Well being Ministry.