Israel continued bombing of Palestine's Gaza Strip Saturday, extending the reach of attacks to government buildings and destroying the headquarters of the Hamas prime minister, the New York Times reported.
The attacks mark the fourth day of conflict between the two countries, Al Jazeera reported. Forty-five people in Gaza and 3 in Israel have been confirmed dead.
Between Wednesday and early Saturday evening, Israel had struck about 950 targets in Gaza and Palestine had struck 400 targets in Israel, Al Jazeera reported.
The White House continues to support Israel, the New York Times reported.
"We believe Israel has a right to defend itself and they'll make their own decisions about the tactics that they use in that regard," said Ben Rhodes, the U.S. deputy national security adviser.
According to Al Jazeera, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem -- both Israeli population centers -- have been attacked. According to the New York Times, Israel has taken steps for a possible ground invasion.