Al-Qassam Brigades, which is the military wing of Hamas, says Palestinian resistance fighters have killed at least 32 Israeli soldiers since Saturday.
Hamas military sources say scores of Israeli soldiers injured in the clashes with Palestinian fighters have been transferred to hospital. A senior Israeli military commander is said to be among them.
according to Haaretz
13 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza operation Sunday .
The Palestinian fighters also say they have targeted six Israeli tanks with rocket-propelled grenades.
This is while a fresh volley of Palestinian retaliatory rockets have hit several areas in Israel, including a neighborhood in Tel Aviv.
More retaliatory rockets have been fired out of the Gaza Strip deep into Israel. Warning sirens have wailed in several Israeli cities including Tel Aviv, Eshkol and Be'er Sheva.
Over 1700 projectiles have been launched from Gaza in less than two weeks. Hamas says it is ready for a prolonged conflict and is continuously stocking up its weapons.
Political analysts say the war on Gaza is taking its toll on the Israeli army, with Palestinian fighters stepping up their retaliatory attacks.
The developments come as bloodshed continues in the besieged Gaza Strip for the 13th straight day with no let-up to the Israeli onslaught on the besieged enclave.
The overall Palestinian death toll has now soared to at least 410. Israeli tanks and artillery continue to shell northern and eastern Gaza, while fighter jets keep pounding other positions in the densely-populated region.
More than 3000 Palestinians have also been wounded since July 8. Medics are now warning of a serious humanitarian crisis in Gaza as hospitals are running out of basic medical supplies.
Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar has called for an international probe into Israel's massacres of Palestinians in Gaza.
JR/AB/SL Sources Haaretz , PressTv