Israeli air strikes
I love it when Israel responds to glorified skyrocket attacks by Hamas for occupying Palestinian land with air strikes. Nothing sums up the oppressor/oppressed equation in Palestine as much as a flattened neighborhood on the receiving end of high explosive group punishment.
Israel launches Gaza air strikes
Israel's aircraft have struck a number of targets in Gaza after it vowed a severe response to rocket attacks on its soil.
A Hamas commander died in an attack on a car and another militant was killed in a housing unit, both in Gaza City. A raid on a Hamas office also killed one person and injured at least 45. The attacks came as efforts to end five days of fighting between rivals Hamas and Fatah again appeared to fail. At least 40 people have now died. Correspondents say the rocket attacks into Israel appear to be an attempt to draw it into an internal Palestinian conflict.