A Palestinian tries to extinguish a fire after an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, March 10, 2012. The airstrike killed Popular Resistance Committees militant Mahdi Abu Shawesh. Despite Egyptian efforts to mediate a cease-fire, both sides remained defiant with Palestinians firing more than 100 rockets, some striking major cities in southern Israel, and the military responding with the targeted killings of more than 15 militants. (AP Photo)
March 10, 2012 5:17:08 PM PST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - March 10, 2012 --
Israel has been trading airstrikes and rocket fire with Palestinian militants in Gaza for a second consecutive day, killing 15 of the militants.