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At least 100 people have died in the Gaza Strip in six days of violence, Hamas officials say.

Monday’s fatalities include a commander of the Islamic Jihad militant group.

More than 500 Palestinians have been injured.

Three Israelis have died since Wednesday.

The Israeli Defence Force has attacked more than 1,350 targets in the Gaza Strip since the start of Operation Pillar of Defense, while more than 1,000 rockets have been fired at Israel,according to figures published in Hararetz.

Efforts to secure a ceasefire continue, with a senior Egyptian official saying there are “encouraging signs”.

Israel has presented conditions for a ceasefire, which include no hostile fire of any kind from Gaza and international efforts to prevent Hamas from rearming.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described Israel as a “terrorist state”, citing the “massacre of children” during its bombardments of Gaza.

Meanwhile,  CNN poll released today shows a majority of Americans believe Israel’s military action in the Gaza Strip is justified.

The CNN/ORC International poll indicated that 57 percent of Americans support Israel’s offensive against Hamas, while 25 percent of U.S. citizens believe Israel’s attacks on Gaza are unjustified.

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