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Israel hammers Hamas in Gaza offensive

An Israeli firefighter extinguishes a burning car after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Beersheba November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell". REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli firefighter extinguishes a burning car after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Beersheba November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday,...more

An Israeli firefighter extinguishes a burning car after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Beersheba November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell". REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media in Tel Aviv November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media in Tel Aviv November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike...more

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media in Tel Aviv November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell". REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan
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A man holds a copy of Koran after an Israeli air strike on a car of Hamas's military chief in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A man holds a copy of Koran after an Israeli air strike on a car of Hamas's military chief in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A man holds a copy of Koran after an Israeli air strike on a car of Hamas's military chief in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

Palestinians extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan
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Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, poses for a picture after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files

Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, poses for a picture after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files

Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, poses for a picture after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (bottom L) poses for a photograph with Ahmed Al-Jaabari (bottom R), top commander of Hamas armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (bottom L) poses for a photograph with Ahmed Al-Jaabari (bottom R), top commander of Hamas armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo....more

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (bottom L) poses for a photograph with Ahmed Al-Jaabari (bottom R), top commander of Hamas armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files
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Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) meets with Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas' armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) meets with Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas' armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) meets with Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas' armed wing Al-Qassam brigades, after a prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in Cairo, in this October 18, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Hamas Office/Handout/Files
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Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
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Palestinians stand next to wounded children at a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians stand next to wounded children at a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians stand next to wounded children at a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A wounded Palestinian girl cries as she sits on a hospital bed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A wounded Palestinian girl cries as she sits on a hospital bed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A wounded Palestinian girl cries as she sits on a hospital bed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians wheel a wounded child into a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians wheel a wounded child into a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians wheel a wounded child into a hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Smoke rises after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A Palestinian helps extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

A Palestinian helps extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

A Palestinian helps extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City November 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan
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