Israel Airstrikes Hit Palestine, Killing 24 Including Children

UPDATE 8:40 a.m. – Rocket strikes hit southern Israel, killing two people

Israel has now fired new airstrikes on Gaza in Palestine.

They hit the high-rise home of a Hamas field commander.

The airstrikes also struck two border tunnels dug by militants.

On Monday, Palestinian militants launched several rockets from Gaza. In return, Israel launched their latest round of airstrikes.

Palestinian officials say at least 24 people, including nine children, were killed and several injured from the airstrikes.

Clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have been escalating for weeks.