The air-defense system has been tested not only by unusually heavy rocket fire but also by other threats it has never faced in combat before.
At least 200 Palestinians, including 63 children, were killed by Israeli airstrikes according to Gaza's health ministry.
Critics are pushing Biden to break from the tradition of unwavering support for Israel as the death toll in Gaza mounts.
President Joe Biden has faced mounting criticism from fellow Democrats over his approach to the situation, and for not being more critical of Israel.
The Israeli government said Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, was operating out of the building that was leveled on Saturday.
Israel is launching airstrikes and Hamas is launching rockets in an escalation reminiscent of the devastating fighting in 2014.
Human rights groups have also said Hamas firing rockets into civilian areas in Israel amounts to a war crime.
An official, speaking anonymously to the Times of Israel, said the Gaza Strip is down to five hours of electricity per day as the conflict escalates.
Israel's defense minister said "buildings will continue to crumble." He said the strikes on Gaza won't stop until there's "total, long-term quiet."
Two Palestinian militant groups have claimed responsibility for firing 36 rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Friday night.
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Israel and militant forces in the Gaza Strip were engulfed in a wave of deadly violence over the weekend, resulting in the deaths of 25 Palestinians and four Israeli civilians. The conflict is the worst fighting to break out between Israelis and Palestinians since war in 2014. The two sides […]
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