Hamas leader rejects cease-fire until its demands are met ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Palestinians gathered around a United Nations aid agency car that was damaged by shrapnel from an Israeli strike in northern Gaza. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images The sun set over the Palestinian coastal enclave. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images Smoke billowed over Gaza following an Israeli air strike. ASHRAF AMRA/AFP/Getty Images Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas. ASHRAF AMRA/AFP/Getty Images The Israeli offensive began on July 8 to end Hamas rocket attacks on the Jewish state. MOHAMMED SABER/EPA Smoke rose from Tuffah neighborhood after Israeli air strikes in the east of Gaza City. JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images An Israeli soldier kept his position near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP A Palestinian man, wounded in an Israeli strike in the Jebaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, was treated at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital on Tuesday. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP A Palestinian man carried a girl, who was wounded in an Israeli strike in the Jebaliya refugee camp, into the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images A Palestinian relative helped a woman wounded in an Israeli military strike at the hospital. FINBARR O'REILLY/Reuters Palestinian children played on a mini ferris wheel along a street in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. GIL COHEN MAGEN/AfP/Getty Images Israeli soldiers and friends mourned during the funeral of Corporal Meidan Maymon Biton, 20, at the cemetery of the southern Israeli city of Netivot on Tuesday. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images The coffin of 21-year-old Israeli Sgt. Barkey Ishai Shor, draped in the Israeli flag, was carried by his comrades during his funeral at the Mount Herzel military cemetery in Jerusalem on Tuesday. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images A relative of Shor mourned during his funeral. Tsafrir Abayov/AP Israeli soldiers carried the coffin of Israeli Staff Sgt. Adi Briga, who was killed in the Gaza war, during his funeral in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel. Ariel Schalit/AP Israeli soldiers, family, and friends mourned over the grave of Sergeant Sagi Erez.