Day 2 of IDF's Gaza Offensive: Three Killed in Kiryat Malakhi; Rockets Fired at Tel Aviv, Rishon

Israeli forces prepared for a possible ground invasion of the Strip. Government spokesmen said Israel was not interested in a cease-fire now but rather in continuing the offensive.

Three Israelis were killed in a rocket strike on Kiryat Malakhi on Thursday in another day of escalating violence with Gaza that also saw Hamas rockets hit the Tel Aviv area for the first time.