At least six more Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli latest raids, raising the day's toll to 26, while fighters from Gaza fired rockets that killed two Israelis, bringing the death toll in Israel to five since Wednesday.
Palestinian emergency services said that two brothers in the southern town of Rafah were killed in a strike that hit their motorcycle on Tuesday night. Four others were killed in raids around the central town of Deir al-Balah, they added.
Earlier, two cameramen from Al-Aqsa TV were among six people killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, raising the overall Palestinian death toll in the violence that began November 14 to over 132. More than a thousand have been injured during that period.
In the last two days, Israeli raids have hit two buildings housing international and local media, including Al Aqsa TV.
Defending the attacks, Regev told Al Jazeera on Monday that Israel does not consider Hamas-affiliated reporters "legitimate journalists".
In an Israeli air strike early on Tuesday, at least four people were injured when F-16 fighter jets hit the Islamic National Bank in Gaza City, which is located in a residential area.
A soldier was killed by a mortar in the Eshkol border region, according to the Israeli military. Later, a civilian was killed when a rocket landed in the same region.
"Fourteen rockets exploded in residential areas in south of Israel, a record number for this operation," Al ?Jazeera's Tom Ackerman, reporting from Jerusalem, said.
At least 11 Israeli soldiers and 6 civilians were injured on Tuesday.
A rocket also landed near Jerusalem, without causing any injuries. It crashed into an olive grove near Jabba village, in an attack claimed by the armed wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the second such attempt to hit Jerusalem in five days.
The Israeli military has struck at least 1,450 targets in Gaza since attacks began on Wednesday.
Since then, at least 760 rockets have hit Israel while almost 400 others have been intercepted by Israel's anti-missile system, the Iron Dome, according to the Israeli army.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of "ethnic cleansing" in Gaza, saying the attacks could not be considered self-defence.
"Israel is committing ethnic cleansing by ignoring peace in this region and violating international law," Erdogan said. "It is occupying the Palestinian territory step by step."
The premier said Western countries were guilty of aiding what he called a "terrorist state" by condoning its violence in the Middle East.