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the death toll rose on both sides of the Israel Gaza border on Sunday , among the dead top Hamas commander Harmon of it %HESITATION could three Israel's military says he was responsible for transferring funds from Iran to militant groups in the Gaza Strip , and that he was killed in his car in a targeted strike what's unusual about that is it's the first such killing of a top Hamas militants since the seven week Gaza war in twenty fourteen , Israel had suspended such attacks in a bid to lower tensions on the other side of the border another grim first this house in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon was hit by a rocket from Gaza in the early hours of Sunday killing a fifty eight year old man he's the first such Israeli civilian fatality since the twenty fourteen war the idea is ready prepared and equipped to continue to fight against Hamas ultimately to defend Israeli civilians against rockets fired from Gaza , Israel's military says more than six hundred projectiles have been fired at southern Israel since Friday and that its attack two hundred and sixty targets belonging to Gaza militant groups the ruling Hamas and Islamic Jihad , in Gaza at least eight civilians have been killed since Friday , including this fourteen month old baby the Gaza health ministry says she died in an Israeli air strike late on Saturday the Israeli military says a misfired Palestinian rocket was responsible , according to the Israeli military the latest round of violence began when an Islamic Jihad sniper fired at Israeli troops Islamic Jihad accuses Israel of delaying the implementation of previous understandings and ending violence and easing blockaded girls as economic hardship but in a week when the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins to Gaza's residents and independence day celebrations begin in Israel there is currently no sign of an end to the violence on Sunday prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu older the Israeli ministry to continue with a quote massive strikes and said forces around the Gaza Strip would be stepped up which