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The Palestinian death toll from Israel's massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday with dozens of reported civilian casualties. Israel's prime minister said he will not cave in to international pressure to stop the military offensive. (July 11

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Jerusalem - July 11, 2014

1. Wide aerial of Jerusalem as sirens sound

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Aron Heller, Associated Press:

"The Israeli offensive in Gaza entered its fourth day today with Israel bombarding Hamas targets once again. They've attacked 1,100 targets in Gaza passing 100 with Israel targeting top Hamas people but also dozens of civilians we are told. In the mean time on the Israeli side the rockets continue to fire deeper and deeper into Israel."

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Rafah, Gaza Strip - July 11, 2014

3. Wide of smoke erupting attack in Rafah

4. Mid of people among rubble as the ground shakes from explosions

5. Various of Palestinians in Rafah crying over lost loved ones

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Jerusalem - July 11, 2014

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Aron Heller, Associated Press:

"From what we can tell so far, the rocket fired from Lebanon this morning appears to be an isolated incident. It doesn't look like there's going to be another front opening."

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Jerusalem - July 11, 2014

7. Wide aerial of Jerusalem as sirens sound

8. Wide aerial of streets, can see people running for cover

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Al-Mari village, Lebanon - July 11, 2014

10. Wide of plume of smoke rising after Israeli shelling

11. Close of Lebanese soldiers watching the shelling from nearby al-Mari village

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Rafah, Gaza Strip - July 11, 2014

12. Wide various of funeral procession in Rafah

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Jerusalem - July 11, 2014

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Aron Heller, Associated Press:

"While things are going on in Gaza and people there are getting killed obviously most of the blame is being pointed the finger toward Israel of course because they're the ones that are firing. But perhaps when the guns silence a little bit there are going to be a lot of questions from within also from Palestinians saying why did Hamas bring this upon us. Our life was maybe not that great before but we lived a pretty quiet existence and now obviously Gaza is devastated by this offensive from Israel which doesn't seem to have any end in sight right now."

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Southern Israel (Israeli military restrictions prevent reporting of exact location) - July 11, 2014

14. Wide of reservists gathering at army base

15. Close of soldier checking his gear

16. Wide various of reservists preparing gear

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Gaza City, Gaza strip - July 11, 2014

17. Skyline showing rocket fired from Central Gaza towards Israel but exploded in the sky

STORYLINE:

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people with 670 wounded Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel - and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon.

"From what we can tell so far the rocket fire from Lebanon this morning appears to be an isolated incident," said Aron Heller from the Associated Press. "It doesn't look like there's going to be another front opening."

Gaza militants already have fired more than 550 rockets against Israel in the offensive.

The Israeli military says it has hit more than 1,100 targets, mostly what it identified as rocket-launching sites, bombarding the territory on average every five minutes.

Israel's prime minister says he will not cave in to international pressure to stop a military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

"Most the blame is being pointed towards Israel of course because they're the ones who are firing but perhaps when the guns silence a little bit there's going to be questions from within also from Palestinians saying why did Hamas bring this upon us," said Heller.

Benjamin Netanyahu told a news conference Friday that Israel will continue its offensive until rocket fire out of Gaza is halted.

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