Israel targets government sites in Gaza

Hamas strikes at Tel Aviv; repeat of ’08 war is feared

Posted: November 18, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

Flames and smoke rise Saturday from an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. Israeli bombs targeted government sites in the Gaza Strip, while Gaza militants fired missiles at Tel Aviv.

Israel broadened its assault Saturday on the Gaza Strip from mostly military targets to centers of government infrastructure, obliterating the four-story headquarters of the Hamas prime minister with a barrage of five bombs.

Aftermath of Nearly 200 Airstrikes in Gaza

Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes earlier Saturday, widening a blistering assault on rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. (By AP)
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