November 16, 2012

The Dynamics of a Gaza War

Washington Institute, Washington Institute

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The fighting between Israel and Hamas has escalated for a second day. Hamas rocket barrages are targeting the coastal cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon along with areas as far south as Dimona (seventy-five kilometers from Gaza and home to Israel's nuclear reactor). In all, 274 rockets have been fired at Israel so far, reportedly including a longer-range Fajr-5 aimed at the Tel Aviv area -- the first time since the 1991 Gulf War that the city has been targeted in this manner. And in the southern Negev region, three civilians were killed today when their apartment building was hit. Meanwhile, Israel says it has struck 250 Hamas targets in Gaza, apparently knocking out many longer-range rockets and weapon storehouses. This comes after Operation Amud Anan (Pillar of Defense/Pillar of Cloud)...

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TAGGED: Hamas, Israel, Egypt, Gaza, CAIRO, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Tel Aviv, Ahmed Jabari, Muhammad Morsi, Obama, Negev, President , Israel's nuclear reactor, Fajr-5, southern Negev

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