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Israeli air strikes light up night sky in Gaza

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 01:40

Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's military campaign may be extended. Gavino Garay reports.

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A new round of air strikes from Israel light up Gaza. This comes after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of an extended military campaign in Gaza. (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, SAYING: "Only the guarantee of the calm and safety of Israeli citizens (will bring an end to this operation) and therefore I will continue to operate with firmness and insistence. Operation Protective Edge is not finished, not for a minute, we are talking about a continued campaign." Meanwhile, amateur video Reuters cannot independently verify purports to show rocket rocket fire from Hamas targeting Israel. The U.N. Security Council expressed concern over the resumption of air strikes and calls on both sides to return to the negotiating table U.N. Security Council president for the month of August, British Ambassador Lyall Grant. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AMBASSADOR LYALL GRANT OF THE UK MISSION TO THE UN, SAYING: "The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breech of the Egyptian brokered humanitarian ceasefire. They called upon the parties to prevent the situation from escalating and to reach an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern regarding the loss of civilian lives and casualties." Israel says that Palestinians launched more than 180 rockets on Tuesday and Wednesday, targeting southern Israel. As the fighting continues.. still no sign of a lasting peace deal on the horizon.

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Israeli air strikes light up night sky in Gaza

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 01:40