November 14, 2012

Israel launches Gaza offensive, kills Hamas commander

Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would \”open the gates of hell.\”

U.N. chief urges Israel, Hamas to avoid escalating Gaza violence

The U.N. chief on Wednesday called on Israel and Palestinian Hamas militants to prevent an escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, which Hamas controls, and urged both sides to ensure civilians will be protected, a U.N. spokesman said.

Timeline: Israel and Hamas in repeated conflict

Israel and Hamas have been in regular conflict since the rise to prominence of the Palestinian Islamist group, created in 1987 at the start of the first Intifada uprising against Israeli occupation. Here is a timeline of some of the key moments.

Egypt condemns Israel attacks on Gaza, demands halt

Egypt\’s foreign ministry condemned on Wednesday a series of Israeli strikes that killed a Hamas top military commander in the Gaza Strip and called for an immediate halt to the attacks.

Peres briefs Obama on Hamas commander killing

Israeli President Shimon Peres briefed U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday about Israel\’s killing of the Hamas military commander in Gaza, saying the man was a \”mass-murderer\”, Peres\’s office said in a statement.

Rockets fired on Israel believed to have come from Sinai

Four rockets fired on southern Israel are believed to have come from the Sinai Peninsula. The rockets that landed on a moshav and its fields in southern Israel was fired Wednesday afternoon. The attack came a day after the four-day onslaught of rockets fired by terrorist groups in Gaza seemed to have come to an end in a tacit cease-fire brokered by Egypt.

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