cbsnews: Israel Targets Gaza Militants’ homes, Sending Civilian Death Toll Soaring Amid Frantic Diplomacy

Palestinian mourners carry the bodies of members of the al-Dallu family during their funeral procession in Gaza City on November 19, 2012. An Israeli missile struck a three-story building in Gaza City on November 18, killing several members of the al-Dallu family - five of them children - and two of their neighbours, medics said. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS

cbsnews:Israel targets Gaza militants’ homes, sending civilian death toll soaring amid frantic diplomacy Palestinian mourners carry the bodies of members of the al-Dallu family during their funeral procession in Gaza City on November 19, 2012. An Israeli missile struck a three-story building in Gaza City on November 18, killing several members of the al-Dallu family – five of them children – and two of their neighbours, medics said. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS / MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIPIsraeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 96, as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on Israel.

Biggest night of bombing in Israeli, Gaza attacks

The Israeli military insists its strikes target only militants — with surgical precision — and they say they’re hitting those targets. CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata reports that in one of the most densely populated places on the planet, civilian casualties are inevitably mounting.   Escalating its bombing campaign over the weekend, Israel began attacking homes of activists in Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. These attacks have led to a sharp spike in civilian casualties, killing 24 civilians in just under two days and doubling the number of civilians killed in the conflict, a Gaza health official said. ENTIRE ARTICLE:  http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57551868/israel-targets-gaza-militants-homes-sending-civilian-death-toll-soaring-amid-frantic-diplomacy/