GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In the third Israeli airstrike in 24 hours, Israeli helicopters fired several missiles at the car of a Hamas fugitive Thursday, killing seven people, including the wanted man, his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
The latest spike in violence - 35 Israelis and Palestinians killed and more than 130 wounded in two days - suggested a new stage in the 32-month-old conflict, with Israel and Hamas threatening to fight each other to the finish.
Hamas said it would unleash multiple attacks and urged foreigners to leave Israel for their safety. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that despite a new U.S.-backed peace plan, he would hunt Palestinian militants "to the bitter end."