Friday, November 16, 2012

Palestinian terrorists target Tel Aviv as war looms over Gaza

JERUSALEM (Fox News) – Egypt's prime minister rushed to the aid of the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers Friday in the midst of an Israeli offensive there, calling for an end to the operation, as Palestinian rocket squads aimed at Tel Aviv for a second straight day.

Sirens wailed across Israel's main metropolis sending people running for cover moments before an explosion was heard, but police said the rocket appeared to have fallen into the sea.

Both the Israeli military and militants in the Gaza strip continued relentless air strikes Friday as Israeli troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers massed near the Palestinian territory.

The attacks, which Israel considers to be a major escalation, could draw an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza closer.

Hopes of even a brief cease-fire were dashed after both sides accused the other of violating a proposed cease-fire during a visit by the prime minister of Egypt to Gaza.