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    Israeli forces target Hamas sites in Gaza - CNN.com

    "JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Israeli missiles targeted 45 Hamas locations overnight, including the Hamas intelligence headquarters, an Israel Defense Forces spokesman said Sunday.

    "Smoke fills the sky during clashes between Israeli and Palestinian forces at the border of Gaza City on Sunday...

    "...According to the Israeli military, 28 soldiers have been wounded during the Jewish state's incursion into Gaza. Two of the soldiers reportedly have serious injuries...

    "...At least four Palestinians have been killed as a direct result of the ground assault, Palestinian medical sources said, bringing the death toll in Gaza to 460 since the conflict erupted December 27.

    "At least 10 rockets were launched from Gaza into southern Israel Sunday morning, although no injuries have been reported, the IDF said.

    "Blasts of heavy machine-gun fire and explosions from airstrikes filled the air in Gaza early Sunday morning, hours after Israel rolled thousands of troops into the Palestinian territory.

    "Israel's ground assault followed a weeklong flurry of airstrikes. Israel has said the attacks are in response to recent rocket attacks from Hamas militants in Gaza.

    " 'We haven't articulated regime change as the goal of this operation. Our goal is to protect our people,' Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said...

    " '...In many ways, [Gaza's civilian population] are victims like us. Both the civilian population of southern Israel and the civilian population of the Gaza Strip have been victims of this terrible, extremist Hamas regime,' Regev said.

    "Not long after Israel's ground incursion began, Hamas vowed to 'fight until the last breath" and warned Israel that "Gaza will be your cemetery.'

    " 'We will not abandon the battlefield, and we will stay on the thorny course, and we will fight until the last breath,' Hamas chief spokesman Ismail Radwan said in a statement on Palestinian network Al-Aqsa.

    "The incursion began just hours after the European Union announced that a delegation is heading to the Middle East to meet with regional leaders and broker a cease-fire."


    **Here you can see clips on conflict from both sides, a statement from Hamas, and Anderson Cooper live from GAZA.

    **Also: a timeline for a week of attacks from the BBC
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7805808.stm
     
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    The risk for Israel is that they do this in a half assed manner like they did in Lebanon last time around. If they're going to go all out with an invasion, then finish the damn job.
     

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