Gaza

Morsi says Israel’s Gaza attacks are ‘unacceptable’

By Anna Sheinman, November 16, 2012

Egypt 's new president, Mohammed Morsi, has said Israel’s attacks on Gaza were “unacceptable” in a national address on Egyptian television on Thursday.

"The Israelis must realise that this aggression is unacceptable and would only lead to instability in the region and would negatively and greatly impact the security of the region," he said.

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Response to terror

November 16, 2012

A government's first duty is the protection of its citizens. Those who have attacked Israel's military action in Gaza seem to think that this does not apply when those citizens are Israeli.

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Chief Rabbi blames Iran for Israel- Gaza conflict, live on BBC radio

By Sandy Rashty, November 16, 2012

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has told BBC listeners that the blame for the Gaza conflict should be placed on Iran.

The chief rabbi had given the Thought For The Day, the daily religious item on the Today programme on Radio 4, when he was asked what he thought of the current Israel- Gaza conflict. Lord Sacks said: "I think it's got to do with Iran."

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Reservists drafted as Israel Gaza fighting continues

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

Israeli army reservists have been issued with draft orders as fighting in Gaza enters a third day.

The army agreed to suspend its operation this morning as Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil visits the area.

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Precision strikes aim to minimise deaths

By Robbie Sabel, November 15, 2012

Israel’s killing of Ahmed Jabari, the commander of the military wing of Hamas in Gaza, raises questions about the legality of targeted killing.

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Rockets near Tel Aviv as Gaza fighting continues

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

Sirens are being heard as far north as Tel Aviv after a day of sustained rocket fire sent by terrorists operating inside the Gaza Strip.

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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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