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Hamas: Israeli threat to invade all for show

Posted: November 20, 2012 at 5:07 a.m.

Israeli soldiers prepare their ammunition Monday in a staging area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border in southern Israel. The Palestinian civilian death toll mounts as Israel pursues Gaza Strip militants who have been firing rockets into Israel.

The top leader of Hamas dared Israel on Monday to launch a ground invasion of Gaza and dismissed diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire in the 6-day-old conflict, as the Israeli military conducted a new wave of deadly airstrikes on the besieged Palestinian enclave, including a second hit on a 15-story building that houses media outlets.

Raw: Airstrike hits Gaza media center

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, that an Israeli strike on a Gaza media center has killed one of its top militant leaders.
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Israelis hide in a concrete tube Monday during a rocket attack from Gaza, in Nitzan, southern Israel. (By: AHIKAM SERI ) (Credit: AP)

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