Sunday, November 11, 2012

Israel says may escalate as Hamas joins Gaza clashes

Israel said it was poised to escalate attacks on the Gaza Strip on Sunday following a surge of rocket and mortar salvoes by Hamas and other Palestinian factions.

A missile strike wounded four Israeli troops on jeep patrol along the Gaza boundary on Saturday, triggering army shelling that killed four Palestinian civilians and, in turn, dozens of short-range rocket launches out of Gaza that paralyzed Israel's southern border towns.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/11/us-palestinians-israel-violence-idUSBRE8A90BE20121111