Israeli aircraft have launched intense night raids against civilian areas inside the Gaza Strip.
During the attacks, the Abu Samra household was targeted and completely destroyed. A thirteen year old child is reported to have been killed while several other members of the family were injured.
Also targeted was a building under construction in the Kutayba district in the centre of Gaza City which caused the windows of surrounding buildings to shatter. The doors and windows of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque were also blown in and its contents damaged.
Earlier on, the Israeli Occupation carried out a raid on a Palestinian house it claimed harboured a Palestinian militant responsible for 6 deaths including that of a child.
The cycle of violence continues and it is not yet known when the current escalation will come to an end.
MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad