Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondents


Israel Launches Major Gaza Offensive

By Amos Harel and Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondents

Israel launched Saturday morning the start of a massive offensive against Qassam rocket and mortar fire on its southern communities, targeting dozens of buildings belonging to the ruling Hamas militant group. Palestinian medical sources said that at least 205 people had been killed in the strikes, which began with almost no warning at around 11:30 a.m. local time.Read More


Israel Embarks on Global PR Campaign To Recruit Support for Gaza Raids

By Jack Khoury and Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondents

Israel is kicking off a public relations campaign with the intention of widening a basis for international support of a military offensive on the Gaza Strip. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has instructed Israeli representatives abroad to begin diplomatic efforts focused on members of the United Nations Security Council and Europeans states.Read More



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