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A Palestinian envoy called on the United Nations to condemn the deadly violence in Gaza as Israeli airstrikes on Hamas militants entered a second day Sunday.

"There is no justification for punishing 1.5 million in the Gaza Strip because of the actions of a few," Ambassador Riyad Mansour told reporters Saturday before entering a U.N. Security Council meeting scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. "We hope we don't fail in having a reaction from the Security Council tonight."

Israeli airstrikes continued pounding targets in Hamas-ruled Gaza Sunday, killing at least 225 and injuring 400, in what Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said was a response to escalating rocket attacks against southern Israel. Read full article »

CNN's Kevin Flower and Elise Labott contributed to this report.

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