Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Israel: fiercest air offensive in the Gaza Strip in decades underway

The targets chosen by Israel on Monday pointed to an intention to chip away at Hamas' foundation. - MSNBC
clipped from www.msnbc.msn.com

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel rejected any truce with Hamas Islamists on Tuesday and said it was ready for "long weeks of action" on a fourth day of the fiercest air offensive in the Gaza Strip in decades.

As Israeli armored vehicles and troops were massed along the border for a possible invasion, Israeli warplanes pressed on with strikes, killing 12 Palestinians, including a pair of sisters, aged 10 and 12, in attacks on Hamas targets.

Government rejects cease-fire; Hamas calls for suicide attacks

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