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Israel hits Hamas buildings, shoots down Tel Aviv-bound rocket

Israeli soldiers watch as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Beersheba November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israeli soldiers watch as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Beersheba November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israeli soldiers watch as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Beersheba November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Palestinian protesters throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, in Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian protesters throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, in Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian protesters throw stones during clashes with Israeli security forces against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, in Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Israeli border policemen fire tear gas canisters at Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, in Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli border policemen fire tear gas canisters at Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, in Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli border policemen fire tear gas canisters at Palestinian stone-throwers during clashes against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, in Qalandiya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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An explosion and smoke are seen after Israeli strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An explosion and smoke are seen after Israeli strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An explosion and smoke are seen after Israeli strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Israelis sit at an observation point overlooking the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Israelis sit at an observation point overlooking the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Israelis sit at an observation point overlooking the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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An Israeli soldier walks towards a military vehicle during a patrol near the border with the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

An Israeli soldier walks towards a military vehicle during a patrol near the border with the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

An Israeli soldier walks towards a military vehicle during a patrol near the border with the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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Palestinians search for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians search for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians search for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Israeli police officers stand in a damaged apartment building after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Israeli police officers stand in a damaged apartment building after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Israeli police officers stand in a damaged apartment building after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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The remains of a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza are seen next to a police vehicle after it landed in a village near the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The remains of a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza are seen next to a police vehicle after it landed in a village near the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The remains of a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza are seen next to a police vehicle after it landed in a village near the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Israeli soldiers prepare tanks near the border with the Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers prepare tanks near the border with the Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israeli soldiers prepare tanks near the border with the Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A man walks inside a damaged house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in a village near the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A man walks inside a damaged house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in a village near the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A man walks inside a damaged house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in a village near the southern city of Ashdod November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An explosion is seen after Israeli airstrikes at the Hamas police headquarters in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Saleh Salem

An explosion is seen after Israeli airstrikes at the Hamas police headquarters in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Saleh Salem

An explosion is seen after Israeli airstrikes at the Hamas police headquarters in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Saleh Salem
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A Hamas policeman guards the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Hamas policeman guards the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Hamas policeman guards the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinians search for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians search for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians search for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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An Israeli soldier adjusts the barrel of a tank near the border with the Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier adjusts the barrel of a tank near the border with the Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier adjusts the barrel of a tank near the border with the Gaza Strip November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A Hamas policeman looks at an unexploded missile fired by an Israeli aircraft in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi

A Hamas policeman looks at an unexploded missile fired by an Israeli aircraft in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi

A Hamas policeman looks at an unexploded missile fired by an Israeli aircraft in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi
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Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters wave Palestinian and Hezbollah flags during a demonstration, organised by Lebanese and Palestinian factions, against Israel's military operation in Gaza, in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters wave Palestinian and Hezbollah flags during a demonstration, organised by Lebanese and Palestinian factions, against Israel's military operation in Gaza, in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut November 17, 2012....more

Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters wave Palestinian and Hezbollah flags during a demonstration, organised by Lebanese and Palestinian factions, against Israel's military operation in Gaza, in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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Palestinians are seen through a hole in the wreckage as they inspect the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians are seen through a hole in the wreckage as they inspect the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians are seen through a hole in the wreckage as they inspect the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Israeli reserve soldiers embrace upon their arrival at an army base in southern Israel November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israeli reserve soldiers embrace upon their arrival at an army base in southern Israel November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Israeli reserve soldiers embrace upon their arrival at an army base in southern Israel November 17, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An Israeli family is seen in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli family is seen in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli family is seen in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon November 16, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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