(Image source: Jerusalem Post)

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

Violence is escalating in the Gaza Strip as a militant rocket killed three Israeli civilians Thursday. The BBC has the story.

“Three Israelis killed by Palestinian rockets. In Gaza, too, more casualties — at least three Palestinian militants killed just today. There have been civilians killed, as well.”

The three civilian deaths were the first casualties on the Israeli side since Israel launched its attack on Gaza. According to ABC, the retaliation comes in response to Israel assassinating Hamas’ top military commander. Al Jazeera spoke with an Israeli military spokeswoman about the most recent violence.

“This is a situation that we can not allow to continue … we will do whatever we need in order to prevent and protect the people of israel.”

The New York Times reports the Palestinian death toll is increasing, as well.

“In Gaza, the Palestinian death toll rose to 11 as Israel struck what the military described as medium- and long-range rocket and infrastructure sites and struck rocket-launching squads. The military said it had dispersed leaflets over Gaza warning residents to stay away from Hamas operatives and facilities, suggesting that more was to come.”

The United States supports Israel’s self-defense, Russia condemns Israel’s disproportionate force and Britain is warning against an escalation of violence. As leaders from throughout the world express concern that the violence will soon spiral out of control, CBS reports:

“Hamas has warned that it has rockets capable of reaching Tel Aviv - and Israel believes it. Israel's defenses include a network of interceptor missiles placed in various border locations, known as the Iron Dome. The system intercepted a number of missiles Thursday, but many more got through.”

And the Washington Post reports, the streets are empty inside Gaza except for the rushes to the hospital after air strikes and the occasional line at a bakery or a gas station.

“Hamas officials announced a ban on price increases, and tried to reassure residents that there were ample supplies of food and gas. But the health ministry said there were shortages of medicine and medical supplies, and reported that hospitals had used the equivalent of a month’s worth of emergency supplies since the Israeli assault began Wednesday.”

Gaza Strip Violence Escalates, Three Israelis Killed

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Nov 15, 2012

Gaza Strip Violence Escalates, Three Israelis Killed

 

(Image source: Jerusalem Post)

BY KERRY LEARY
ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

Violence is escalating in the Gaza Strip as a militant rocket killed three Israeli civilians Thursday. The BBC has the story.

“Three Israelis killed by Palestinian rockets. In Gaza, too, more casualties — at least three Palestinian militants killed just today. There have been civilians killed, as well.”

The three civilian deaths were the first casualties on the Israeli side since Israel launched its attack on Gaza. According to ABC, the retaliation comes in response to Israel assassinating Hamas’ top military commander. Al Jazeera spoke with an Israeli military spokeswoman about the most recent violence.

“This is a situation that we can not allow to continue … we will do whatever we need in order to prevent and protect the people of israel.”

The New York Times reports the Palestinian death toll is increasing, as well.

“In Gaza, the Palestinian death toll rose to 11 as Israel struck what the military described as medium- and long-range rocket and infrastructure sites and struck rocket-launching squads. The military said it had dispersed leaflets over Gaza warning residents to stay away from Hamas operatives and facilities, suggesting that more was to come.”

The United States supports Israel’s self-defense, Russia condemns Israel’s disproportionate force and Britain is warning against an escalation of violence. As leaders from throughout the world express concern that the violence will soon spiral out of control, CBS reports:

“Hamas has warned that it has rockets capable of reaching Tel Aviv - and Israel believes it. Israel's defenses include a network of interceptor missiles placed in various border locations, known as the Iron Dome. The system intercepted a number of missiles Thursday, but many more got through.”

And the Washington Post reports, the streets are empty inside Gaza except for the rushes to the hospital after air strikes and the occasional line at a bakery or a gas station.

“Hamas officials announced a ban on price increases, and tried to reassure residents that there were ample supplies of food and gas. But the health ministry said there were shortages of medicine and medical supplies, and reported that hospitals had used the equivalent of a month’s worth of emergency supplies since the Israeli assault began Wednesday.”

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