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Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

Posted By admin On November 17, 2012 @ 6:15 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Nidal al-Mughrabi and Crispian Balmer
Reuters [1]
Nov 17, 2012

Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister’s office, after Israel’s cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion.

Israeli planes shattered the office building of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh – where he had met on Friday with the Egyptian prime minister – and struck the Interior Ministry.

Loud explosions regularly rocked the densely populated Palestinian territory, sending plumes of smoke billowing into the sky. The occasional hiss of outgoing rocket fire showed Islamist militants were pursuing their defiance of the assault.

Despite the violence, Tunisia’s foreign minister arrived in the coastal enclave on Saturday in a show of solidarity, denouncing the Israeli attacks as illegitimate and unacceptable.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/17/us-palestinians-israel-hamas-idUSBRE8AD0WP20121117

[2] Israel sees Palestinian statehood bid a ‘greater threat’ than Hamas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-sees-palestinian-statehood-bid-a-%e2%80%98greater-threat%e2%80%99-than-hamas.html

[3] Rockets hit Israel, Prime Minister Olmert vows ‘disproportionate’ response: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rockets-hit-israel-prime-minister-olmert-vows-disproportionate-response.html

[4] Hamas Announces It Is Now In “Open War” With Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hamas-announces-it-is-now-in-open-war-with-israel.html

[5] Palestinians shoot down Israeli F-16 fighter jet in Gaza: Hamas: http://www.prisonplanet.com/palestinians-shoot-down-israeli-f-16-fighter-jet-in-gaza-hamas.html

[6] Israel takes war against Hamas to the city streets of Gaza: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-takes-war-against-hamas-to-the-city-streets-of-gaza.html

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