Ever since Hamas seized power in the Gaza strip they have been poking Israel with continued rocket fire from within the strip, even their recently expired “truce” did not halt the rockets. They have been poking the bear next door with great persistence, and now it has turned and bitten then very hard indeed.
ISRAEL’S air force has fired about 30 missiles at targets in the Gaza Strip, destroying Hamas police compounds and killing at least 140 people.
Television footage showed dead bodies scattered on a road and wounded and dead being carried away by distraught rescuers. There was widespread damage to buildings.
The dead include 120 in Gaza City and another 23 in Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, medics said.
Hamas police spokesman Islam Shahwan told Hamas radio a police compound in Gaza City had been hosting a graduation ceremony for new personnel when it was attacked.
A Reuters correspondent said Gaza City port and security installations of the Islamist Hamas group were badly damaged. Thick black smoke billowed over the city.
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You have to hand it to Israel though, attacking Police# graduation ceremonies is a very effective way of degrading Hamas’ capabilities without there being too greater potential for civilian causalities. Hamas want war and in war government and military targets are entirely legitimate. I fully expect that my anti-Semitic** friends from the left will be having coniptions right about now trying to find new ways to damn Israel, but As far as I’m concerned Israel deserves to be congratulated for an effective blow against the evil that is Hamas.