Gaza

British envoy warns that Hamas rockets have to stop

By Jenni Frazer, November 15, 2012

Britain's ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, returned today from a spontaneous visit to Kiryat Malachi, where three Israelis were killed by Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza, pledging solidarity with the people of southern Israel.

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Israel confirms Gaza military campaign on Twitter first

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

Even as initial reports of Operation Pillar of Defence were filtering through, it was pointed out that this could be the first time an official military campaign had been confirmed on Twitter.

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Israel will resist any escalation

By Shany Mor, November 15, 2012

Israel made one tactical mistake in its limited war with Hizbollah in 2006 which it repeated in 2009 with Hamas. It let intense rocket fire on Israeli cities dictate a longer than necessary timetable for war.

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South Israel in lockdown due to Gaza conflict

By Orlando Radice, November 15, 2012

The news of a possible ground assault on Gaza was met with a mixture of trepidation and relief in Beersheva, which was under renewed attack on Wednesday.

At around 8pm, six Grad rockets were fired towards the city. One struck the centre, causing damage to a car and shops, but no injuries were reported.

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Diaspora groups voice support for Israel under attack

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

Diaspora groups have expressed support for Israel and emphasised its right to defending itself as rocket fire rains down on civilians living near to the Gaza border.

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Hague: Hamas has created 'intolerable situation' for Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

The British Foreign Secretary has said that terrorist group Hamas bears "principal responsibility" for the military operation Israel is now conducting in Gaza.

William Hague said he "utterly condemned" the rocket attacks by Hamas militants on southern Israel, with nearly 200 fired at civilian areas in less than 24 hours.

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Iran is the hidden Gaza trap

By Arieh Kovler, November 15, 2012

Any major ground operation in Gaza would lead to widespread international condemnation. This is wrong and unfair, but it is also true.

There is also, however, another factor which could stop such an operation: Iran’s nuclear programme.

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Will Netanyahu's show of strength bear fruit?

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 15, 2012

Hamas Chief of Staff Ahmed Jabari believed that the latest round of warfare between Israel and Palestinian terrorists in Gaza was over by Wednesday. The Israeli Air Force had not attacked any targets in the Strip in response to the barrage of rocket attacks on the south of Israel.

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IDF drops warning leaflets over Khan Yunis in Gaza

November 15, 2012

An IDF video from November 15 showing leaflets being dropped in Gaza.

The leaflet warns residents to stay away from Hamas members for their own safety.

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Three Israelis killed in rocket attack on Kiryat Malachi

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

Three Israelis have been killed after a rocket fired from Gaza hit the town of Kiryat Malachi.

The two women and a man, all aged in their 30s, were in a four-storey building which suffered a direct hit.

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