Palestinian rockets reach further into Israel

Palestinian rockets reach further into Israel
News from Los Angeles Times:

A fresh round of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip sent Israelis scurrying for bomb shelters as far as Tel-Aviv, 40 miles away Wednesday morning, the second day of Israel’s military offensive on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip.

Hamas claimed responsibility for firing a volley of rockets intercepted before hitting Tel-Aviv, as other rockets landed throughout central Israel, shutting down main traffic arteries and causing concern for air traffic.

Israel pounded Gaza overnight by dozens of airstrikes against 160 targets, including 120 concealed long-range rocket launchers, Hamas facilities and command positions, Israeli army officials said. The military offensive came as plans were made to deploy a third infantry brigade along the Gaza border and continued drafting of army reservists.

At least 23 Palestinians have been reported killed and dozens more injured in the latest Israeli offensive dubbed Operation Protective Edge, which began early Tuesday morning. Palestinians reported at least one fatality Wednesday morning in an air-strike that targeted a man on a motorcycle in the northern part of the Gaza strip.

Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon announced his recommendation to senior defense and diplomatic officials that Israel cease the transfer of fuel and electricity to the Gaz…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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