Gaza

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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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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