A Major Strike Against Hamas

It’s been a long time coming, but Hamas made a major miscalculation (what else is new?) when they announced the end of the “truce” and barraged Israel with rockets: More than 200 dead as Israel hammers Hamas-run Gaza.

GAZA CITY (AFP) — Israel hammered Hamas targets in Gaza on Saturday, killing at least 205 people in retaliation for ongoing rocket fire in one of the bloodiest days of the decades-long Middle East conflict.

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said “Operation Cast Lead,” which has also left some 300 wounded, would continue “as long as necessary.”

“The battle will be long and difficult, but the time has come to act and to fight,” he said.

Following the mid-morning wave of attacks, which saw some 60 aircraft bomb the impoverished, overcrowded territory, Hamas swiftly responded by firing several dozen rockets into the Jewish state, killing one Israeli.

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