Israel hits Hamas top dog Haniyeh's headquarters
Posted by Robert on November 17, 2012 5:46 AM
Unfortunately, the jihad mass murderer was not in the office. "IAF bombs Hamas PM's Gaza HQ; Haniyeh unhurt," from the  Jerusalem Post, November 17 (thanks to Lookmann):
The Israel Air force struck Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh's headquarters in the northern Gaza Strip early Saturday morning, according to the IDF Spokesman's Office.
Haniyeh was not at the headquarters during the IAF strike, Israel Radio reported. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties in the strike.
Heavy rocket fire started anew Saturday morning after a relatively quiet night, with 50 rockets fired at southern Israeli cities since midnight. In total, Palestinians fired 660 rockets toward the Jewish state since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense on Wednesday, but only 27 landed in built-up areas. Iron Dome intercepted 213 projectiles, maintaining a 90% intercept rate.
Three IDF soldiers were lightly injured by shrapnel from a rocket in the Eshkol area. Palestinian sources report 39 Palestinian deaths, according to Israel Radio.
The Hamas cabinet headquarters were targeted with four airstrikes and were completely destroyed, a Hamas official told AFP.
The Israel Air Force struck 200 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Friday, including 120 rocket launchers and 20 tunnels, bringing the total number of targets throughout Operation Pillar of Defense to 830.
Among the targets were Hamas Interior Ministry and Hamas police compound, as well as Hamas training facility and rocket launching squads.
On Friday night, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called US President Barack Obama to discuss options for "de-escalating" the situation in Israel and Gaza, the White House said.
Obama "reiterated US support for Israel's right to defend itself, and expressed regret over the loss of Israeli and Palestinian civilian lives," according to a statement on the call....
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