Hamas military leader Ahmad Jabari was killed in an Israeli attack in Gaza After Jabari's killing, Israel carried out barrage of airstrikes on Gaza Dozens of rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since Wednesday Israel: military operation meant to stop Gaza rockets US says Israel has the right to defend itself against attacks Israeli army says its defence system has intercepted dozens of rockets Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel because of the Gaza attacks Egypt wants an emergency meeting with the Arab League to discuss the attacks Netanyahu: Israeli army is prepared to widen military operation in Gaza Israel's ambassador to Egypt left Cairo on Wednesday night US president barack Obama spoke to leaders of Israel and Egypt about the Gaza violence Obama urged Netanyahu to make every effort to avoid civilian casualties
While Israeli officials maintained that they did not seek war, the intent to send a loud warning to Hamas was evident. By nightfall Friday, the Israeli military said it had closed three roads leading to Gaza, in a further sign of a possible ground invasion, and a spokesman said paratroopers and infantry soldiers were in southern Israel awaiting orders from political leaders.
JERUSALEM: The Israeli military rushed a fifth Iron Dome anti-missile battery into service on Saturday and deployed it in the Tel Aviv area, the army said, underscoring concerns over the range of Palestinian rockets.
Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip have fired three rockets at Tel Aviv in the past 48 hours. No one was injured and no damage was reported, but the fact that Israel's commercial capital is in the firing line has alarmed many Israelis.
The fifth Iron Dome was not scheduled to come into service until early 2013.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, from Al-Shifa Hospital advised the following in a Press release: “The latest death toll is 39 Deaths (5 are children under the age of 2 years) and 340 injuries, 80% of them are civilians. Palestinian hospitals are now suffering from a lack of medicine and medical supplies. Gazans are asked to donate blood, and to volunteer to help with nursing. Israel is using chemical and perhaps biological weapons in Gaza, we saw shrapnel with toxic properties in the bodies of injured and dead children and there are strange smells in the air.”
TEHRAN: Demonstrations against Israel's military action in Gaza and in support of Palestinians took place in Tehran and 700 other Iranian cities after Friday Muslim prayers, news agency ISNA said.
"The two leaders shared their concerns about the dangers to civilian populations on both sides and expressed their common desire to see an end to the violence. The President and Prime Minister agreed that the continued spiral of violence jeopardizes prospects for a durable, lasting peace in the region. The President underscored his commitment to advancing the goal of Middle East peace. The President’s call to Prime Minister Erdogan follows his outreach to counterparts in Israel and Egypt on November 14."
"The situation is intensifying here in the Gaza Strip, with constant waves of Israeli airstrikes and fears of a ground invasion. Having visited Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, I can confirm that Palestinian civilians, including women and children, are bearing the brunt of these disproportionate and indiscriminate attacks. Israel is, once again, violating its obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law. The international community must intervene to put an end to these attacks and defend the rights of the people of Gaza."