Fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas entered an 11th day Thursday, as international calls grow for a ceasefire following the worst violence to hit the region since 2014.
What's happening: Israeli warplanes again "pounded Gaza overnight" and Hamas rockets hit "at least two" Israeli cities, the Washington Post reports. No rockets were launched from Gaza for roughly eight hours, but sirens warning of rockets in Israel resumed about 9:30am Thursday local time, per Wash Post.
The big picture: Aerial bombardments have killed 228 Palestinians in Gaza, ruled by Hamas, 21 others in the West bank and 10 Israelis and two Thai workers in Israel, per the Post.
At least 64 Palestinian children and two Israeli children are among those killed since the aerial exchanges began on May 10.
What they're saying: Hamas officials told CNN Wednesday a ceasefire could be "imminent, possibly within 24 hours."
President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday he expects "significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire."
Netanyahu tweeted Wednesday he appreciates Biden's support, but is "determined to continue this operation until its goal is achieved."