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Rockets hit near Tel Aviv as Gaza death toll rises

Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted an electricity generator that fed the house of Hamas's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi

Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted an electricity generator that fed the house of Hamas's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on...more

Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted an electricity generator that fed the house of Hamas's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi
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Smoke trails are seen as an Iron Dome intercepts a rocket which was launched from Gaza, near the southern town of Sderot November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Smoke trails are seen as an Iron Dome intercepts a rocket which was launched from Gaza, near the southern town of Sderot November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Smoke trails are seen as an Iron Dome intercepts a rocket which was launched from Gaza, near the southern town of Sderot November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest outside Israel's embassy in central London November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest outside Israel's embassy in central London November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters...more

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest outside Israel's embassy in central London November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted an electricity generator that fed the house of Hamas's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi

Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted an electricity generator that fed the house of Hamas's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on...more

Palestinians extinguish a fire after Israeli air strikes targeted an electricity generator that fed the house of Hamas's Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi
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A pro-Israel demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest outside Israel's embassy in central London November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A pro-Israel demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest outside Israel's embassy in central London November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession...more

A pro-Israel demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest outside Israel's embassy in central London November 15, 2012. Israeli aircraft attacked targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night, unleashing dozens of strikes in swift succession according to Reuters witnesses. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Men lower the body of Aaron Smadja, one of the three Israelis killed by a rocket fired from Gaza, during his funeral at a cemetery in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Men lower the body of Aaron Smadja, one of the three Israelis killed by a rocket fired from Gaza, during his funeral at a cemetery in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on...more

Men lower the body of Aaron Smadja, one of the three Israelis killed by a rocket fired from Gaza, during his funeral at a cemetery in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A relative mourns over the body of Palestinian baby girl Hanen Tafish who according to hospital officials was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

A relative mourns over the body of Palestinian baby girl Hanen Tafish who according to hospital officials was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan

A relative mourns over the body of Palestinian baby girl Hanen Tafish who according to hospital officials was killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hassan
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A 155mm mobile cannon is seen after it was transported to an area just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A 155mm mobile cannon is seen after it was transported to an area just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20...more

A 155mm mobile cannon is seen after it was transported to an area just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A 155mm mobile cannon (front) is seen after it was transported to an area just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A 155mm mobile cannon (front) is seen after it was transported to an area just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital...more

A 155mm mobile cannon (front) is seen after it was transported to an area just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/ Darren Whiteside

A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/ Darren Whiteside

A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/ Darren Whiteside
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Protesters wave Palestinian flags in front of Israeli soldiers (L) during a protest against Israel's military operation in Gaza, at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Protesters wave Palestinian flags in front of Israeli soldiers (L) during a protest against Israel's military operation in Gaza, at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Protesters wave Palestinian flags in front of Israeli soldiers (L) during a protest against Israel's military operation in Gaza, at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini
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A Palestinian stone-thrower runs after Israeli security forces fired tear gas during clashes against Israel's military operation in Gaza, outside Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian stone-thrower runs after Israeli security forces fired tear gas during clashes against Israel's military operation in Gaza, outside Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian stone-thrower runs after Israeli security forces fired tear gas during clashes against Israel's military operation in Gaza, outside Ofer prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
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Israeli security officers walk with their weapons during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers (unseen) over Israel's military operation in Gaza, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya November 15, 2012. A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 15 in a military showdown lurching closer to all-out war and an invasion of the enclave. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli security officers walk with their weapons during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers (unseen) over Israel's military operation in Gaza, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya November 15, 2012. A Hamas rocket killed three...more

Israeli security officers walk with their weapons during clashes with Palestinian stone-throwers (unseen) over Israel's military operation in Gaza, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya November 15, 2012. A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 15 in a military showdown lurching closer to all-out war and an invasion of the enclave. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinians throw stones at Israeli security forces (unseen) during clashes in protest to Israel's military operation in Gaza, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinians throw stones at Israeli security forces (unseen) during clashes in protest to Israel's military operation in Gaza, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinians throw stones at Israeli security forces (unseen) during clashes in protest to Israel's military operation in Gaza, in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israel air strike November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israel air strike November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Smoke rises in the northern Gaza Strip after an Israel air strike November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas armed wing Izz el-Deen Al-Qassam, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas armed wing Izz el-Deen Al-Qassam, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, top commander of Hamas armed wing Izz el-Deen Al-Qassam, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, Hamas's military mastermind, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, Hamas's military mastermind, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, Hamas's military mastermind, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Leaflets, dropped by Israeli warplanes, telling residents to keep their distance from militants and Hamas facilities fall over Gaza, as seen from Netiv Haasara, just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Leaflets, dropped by Israeli warplanes, telling residents to keep their distance from militants and Hamas facilities fall over Gaza, as seen from Netiv Haasara, just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Leaflets, dropped by Israeli warplanes, telling residents to keep their distance from militants and Hamas facilities fall over Gaza, as seen from Netiv Haasara, just outside the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A Palestinian man sits inside his damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man sits inside his damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man sits inside his damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A Palestinian man sits inside a damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man sits inside a damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man sits inside a damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A Palestinian man takes pictures of his damaged house with a mobile phone after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man takes pictures of his damaged house with a mobile phone after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man takes pictures of his damaged house with a mobile phone after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, Hamas's military mastermind, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, Hamas's military mastermind, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians carry the body of Ahmed Al-Jaabari, Hamas's military mastermind, during his funeral in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian man checks his damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man checks his damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man checks his damaged house after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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An Israeli soldier prepares a machine gun atop an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near the border with northern Gaza November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier prepares a machine gun atop an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near the border with northern Gaza November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli soldier prepares a machine gun atop an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near the border with northern Gaza November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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An Israeli man takes cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets in Ashdod November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli man takes cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets in Ashdod November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli man takes cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets in Ashdod November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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An Israeli soldier throws out a blood-stained table from an apartment damaged after a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Israeli soldier throws out a blood-stained table from an apartment damaged after a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Israeli soldier throws out a blood-stained table from an apartment damaged after a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An Israeli soldier watches as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Beersheba November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli soldier watches as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Beersheba November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

An Israeli soldier watches as an Iron Dome launcher fires an interceptor rocket near the southern city of Beersheba November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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An Israeli police officer and medic take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Israeli police officer and medic take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Israeli police officer and medic take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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An Israeli civilian runs to take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Israeli civilian runs to take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An Israeli civilian runs to take cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets at the scene where a rocket, fired from Gaza, landed in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Birds fly as a trail of smoke is seen after the launch of a rocket from Gaza strip towards Israel November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Birds fly as a trail of smoke is seen after the launch of a rocket from Gaza strip towards Israel November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Birds fly as a trail of smoke is seen after the launch of a rocket from Gaza strip towards Israel November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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A rocket is seen after its launch from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A rocket is seen after its launch from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A rocket is seen after its launch from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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People wave Israeli flags during a demonstration supporting soldiers in Israel's military operation in Gaza, as they stand opposite a counter-protest at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

People wave Israeli flags during a demonstration supporting soldiers in Israel's military operation in Gaza, as they stand opposite a counter-protest at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

People wave Israeli flags during a demonstration supporting soldiers in Israel's military operation in Gaza, as they stand opposite a counter-protest at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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