Israeli soldiers patrolling next to the Israeli-Palestinian border as some 16,000 reserve troops are drafted in, on November 16, 2012 in Israel. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - The Israeli military says militants in Gaza firing rockets into Israel are launching some of them from residential areas.
The Israeli military released video it says showed a weapons depot hidden in a Gaza neighborhood. The military says militants fired nearly 100 rockets on Monday.
Counter attacks killed at least 38 Palestinians on Monday, bringing the death toll since the start of Israel's offensive to 111. That number includes 56 civilians. Some 800 people have been wounded, more than 200 of them children. Three Israelis have died and dozens were wounded since last week.
Meanwhile, Egypt is at the center of diplomatic activity to end the violence. Egyptian intelligence officials met separately in Cairo with an Israeli envoy and with the top Hamas leader in exile.
Hamas wants Israel to halt all attacks on Gaza and lift tight restrictions on trade and movement in and out of the territory that have been in place since Hamas seized Gaza by force in 2007. Israel demands an end to rocket fire from Gaza and a halt to weapons smuggling into Gaza through tunnels under the border with Egypt.
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