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Israel launches air raids on Gaza Strip
2012-11-13
Israel launched three air strikes on the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday and resistance fighters fired a rocket into southern Israel, hours after Gaza groups said they were ready for a ceasefire. The air raids hit an uninhabited area to the west of Gaza City, without causing any casualties, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said.

In a statement, the Israeli army said the strikes targeted a weapons facility and two rocket launch sites.

The raids came after renewed rocket fire on Monday, with resistance fighters firing at least 15 missiles into Israel, the army said, adding another four were intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

On Tuesday morning, an additional rocket was fired, an army spokeswoman said, with Israeli media reporting it was a Grad missile that landed near the town of Ashdod, south of Tel Aviv.

Despite the continued fire, the latest rocket fire represented a significant drop from the peak of a flare-up between Saturday and Sunday night. Dozens of rockets were fired into southern Israel during that period, injuring four, with Israel carrying out air strikes, shelling and artillery fire that left six Palestinians dead by Sunday morning, four civilians and two fighters.
Posted by:tipper

#6  Still working on that "shallow learning curve" problem, eh?
Posted by: mojo   2012-11-13 14:43  

#5  the US Ambassador to Israel made a comment a few hours ago that essentially said, IIUC, the US approves the past few IDF airstrikes
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-13 14:18  

#4  Yes, Israel seems to have more...flexibility.
Posted by: Grunter   2012-11-13 12:49  

#3  Knowing who you can't possibly please is liberating...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2012-11-13 11:40  

#2  Things seem to be heating up since the election.
Posted by: Creresing Barnsmell5798   2012-11-13 09:24  

#1  of the four civilians dead, two were apparently militia auxiliaries

in reports of US drone attack fatalities, those are counted as terrorists
Posted by: lord garth   2012-11-13 06:40  

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