Israel continued with raining artillery shells on eastern and southern suburbs of Gaza City early on Tuesday.
Israeli Navy also has subjected western areas of Gaza City to shells being fired from gunboats on the 18th day of the aggression on Palestinian territory, the Islamic republic news agency reported.
Prime Minister of Hamas Government in Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh said that Hamas is "approaching victory".
"After 17 days of this foolish war, Gaza has not been broken and Gaza will not collapse," he said in a televised address from Gaza.
Both Hamas and Israel rejected last week's UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire.