Israeli air strike hitting a targeted building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, black smoke rising.

Israeli air strike hits building in southern Gaza Strip

Rescuers search for casualties under the rubble of a building in Rafah after it was hit by an Israeli air strike.

Rescuers search for casualties under the rubble of a building in Rafah after it was hit by an Israeli air strike.

Diplomatic efforts gathered pace for a ceasefire on the 11th day of deadly violence between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza as air strikes again hammered the enclave.