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Gaza - Factbox: Gaza Targets Bombed by Israel

Published on: November 21, 2012 12:18 PM
By: Reuters
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Smoke rises from Hamas compound after an Israeli air strike in the east of Gaza City, 21 November 2012. EPA/MOHAMMED SABERSmoke rises from Hamas compound after an Israeli air strike in the east of Gaza City, 21 November 2012. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Gaza - Israel says it has attacked 1,450 targets in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip since assassinating the head of the Islamist group’s military wing in a missile strike on November 14.

Air strikes have hit rocket stores, launchpads and suspected Hamas command posts, government buildings and apartment blocks in an eight-day-old assault that has killed 139 Gazans, most of them civilians, including 34 children. Israel says 56 militants have been killed.

Rockets fired from Gaza have killed four Israeli civilians and one soldier since the conflict began.

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Here are some of the targets hit so far in the 40 km (25 mile) long coastal enclave where 1.7 million Palestinians live.

- The headquarters of Hamas’s Gaza chief, Ismail Haniyeh, who is also the prime minister of the group’s Gaza authority

- The main security complex, known as the Saraya

- A sprawling Hamas government compound housing branch offices of different ministries

- The Hamas-run interior ministry, destroyed along with civil affairs offices that documented Gaza civilians

- Several police stations, evacuated before the fighting by police who redeployed elsewhere

- Military training camps, also evacuated and located mostly outside residential areas

- A main bridge on the Gaza coastal road, connecting Gaza City with the rest of the enclave

- Dozens of houses and apartment blocks, including one in which nine members of the same family were killed

- The house of Essam Al-Daalees, a political advisor to Hamas’s Gaza prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh

- Gunmen on motorcycles and in cars

- Fields and open spaces suspected of concealing buried rocket launchers, often hit with large bombs. Also a possible move to churn up land ahead of any ground invasion

- The Islamic National Bank, suspected by Israel of acting as a financial arm of Hamas, something bank officials deny

- Three media offices used by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, as well as by Arab and international news outlets; two journalists of Hamas’s al-Aqsa television and an employee of Islamic Jihad’s al-Quds radio were killed in two air strikes on their cars


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 Nov 21, 2012 at 12:25 PM Liepa Says:

But don't stop now or else this is all in vain and will need to be repeated shortly!

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM yaakov doe Says:

I hope they'll finish the job if another rocket is fired.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 01:11 PM InsideOne Says:

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yaakov doe Says:

I hope they'll finish the job if another rocket is fired.

"Finish the job": Do you mean extermination of all Gaza residents, men women and children...or what?

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 01:15 PM Yawvous Says:

quite disappointing that Bibi has no courage to finish the job and leaves the citizens of his country in danger before liquidating all threats to them. A country's population are not chess pieces to be sacrificed in a military game of stratego or political paddy cake.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 02:14 PM apdsvys Says:

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InsideOne Says:

"Finish the job": Do you mean extermination of all Gaza residents, men women and children...or what?

YES! ALL GAZA RESIDENTS! Do you have a problem with THAT!
They don't have a problem with Hamas exterminating everybody in Israel, so why should we care about them....

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 03:10 PM typical liberal stupidity Says:

Reply to #3  
InsideOne Says:

"Finish the job": Do you mean extermination of all Gaza residents, men women and children...or what?

put you brain in gear before putting your mouth in motion.
Reading #2's post, I didn't see the word exterminate. considering the fact that these cockaroaches fire from inside residential apartment buildings, Chuches, Mosques, hospitals, press headquarters, and schools, considering the fact that they use ambulances and press cars to transport fighters, terrorists, arms and ammunition, Israel's pinpoint targeting, has kept civillian casualty's to a minimum .You might also want to consider the fact that these not so innocent women vote, and were instrumental in assuring that Hamas won the last 2 elections. Golda Meir had it so many years ago. When the Arabs love their women and children more than they hate the Jews, we will have peace.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 04:57 PM ShameOnYou Says:

Reply to #3  
InsideOne Says:

"Finish the job": Do you mean extermination of all Gaza residents, men women and children...or what?

Yes, 100%, each and every one of them wants to kill you!

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 06:01 PM ashanda Says:

Reply to #2  
yaakov doe Says:

I hope they'll finish the job if another rocket is fired.

they obviously haven't as the rockets have not ceased.

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