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December 27, 2008 News Corp
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Israel launches air strikes on Gaza
At least 155 people are reported to have been killed and more than 200 injured after Israel launched air strikes on Gaza city. The action targeting Hamas has caused widespread destruction and civilian casualties. It comes just a week after the collapse of a truce between Palestinian militants and Israel.
Multiple Israeli Missile Air Strikes In Gaza!
December 27, 2008 BBC World
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Hamas source: IDF strike unexpected
Organization admits Air Force offensive in Gaza caught its people off guard since no one thought Israel would strike on Shabbat
Published: 12.27.08, 15:39 / Israel News
A Hamas source in Gaza confirmed Saturday that the Israeli Air Force attack on the Gaza Strip, caught the organization completely off guard. Hamas, said the source, did not believe the IDF would launch a strike on Shabbat.
Earlier in the week, many Hamas operative went underground, fearing an Israeli assault, but despite the precautions taken by Hamas, many of its police stations across the Strip were operating as usual, again – believing an Israeli attack will not begin over the weekend.
Hamas spokesman Fauzi Barhum told the media that the organization learned on Friday that Israel was not going to launch any military operation in Gaza. Egypt had recommended Hamas cease all rocket fire immediately, in order to allow Israel to postpone its planned offensive in the Strip.
Israel hits another target in Gaza
Sat, 27 Dec 2008 14:51:30 GMT
Israeli warplanes have struck another target in the Gaza Strip, raising fears of an all-out ground incursion on the coastal region.
Gaza residents have notified Press TV that military gunboats have approached the coastal strip following devastating airstrikes on the region Saturday.
Another target in Gaza has also been hit by Israel but further information has not been made available as of yet.
Israeli F16 bombers and apache helicopters carried out at least 30 simultaneous raids on at least 30 separate targets across the coastal Strip earlier in the day.