Israel has vowed to fight Hamas to the death. Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said that the ongoing air attacks on Gaza are a war to the bitter end against Hamas militants. Palestinian doctors say more than 300 hundred people have been killed in three days of air strikes.
Israel rejects truce; ready to fight for “weeks”
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:58am EST
JERUSALEM, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Israel on Tuesday rejected any truce with Hamas in the Gaza Strip before the threat of rocket fire from the coastal territory has been removed, and said it was ready to fight the Islamists for “weeks.”
IAF uses new US-supplied smart bomb
By YAAKOV KATZ
Dec 29, 2008 1:18 | Updated Dec 29, 2008 9:15
The Israel Air Force used a new bunker-buster missile that it received recently from the United States in strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday.
The missile, called GBU-39, was developed in recent years by the US as a small-diameter bomb for low-cost, high-precision and low collateral damage strikes.
via IAF uses new US-supplied smart bomb | Israel | Jerusalem Post. plus video report (very pro-Israel)