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Rocket Attacks and Airstrikes Resume in Gaza Conflict

posted on November 16, 2012

For The New York Times, Isabel Kershner and Fares Akram report on the increased violence between Israel and Hamas. In recent days, both sides have launched numerous rockets, killing both civilians and military personnel. Kershner and Akram note the political importance of the timing of these attacks for Israel: “Attacks on Gaza have been undertaken at a delicate time for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, nine weeks before elections, and may have partly reflected his administration’s own sense that it needed to send a message of deterrence beyond Gaza.” 

Read at The New York Times