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9 hrs ago | Ma'an News Agency

Hamas, Jihad armed wings claim missile attacks

The al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, claimed responsibility for targeting an Israeli city in eastern Jabaliya on Monday.

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9 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Defense/Security, 11:23 PM7 Rockets Fired Towards Be'er Sheva

A barrage of seven rockets was fired from Gaza towards southern Israel on Monday evening, around 11:00 p.m. Two rockets were also fired towards the city of Ashdod.

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16 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Knesset panel chair blames ministry squabbles for lag in gas flow to industry

Labor MK Braverman slammed the Economy and the National Infrastructure, Energy and Water ministries for inhibiting progress on the subject.

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21 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

Iron Dome intercepts rockets over Tel Aviv

A missile is launched by an "Iron Dome" battery, a missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on July 18, 2014.

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22 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Rocket barrage sets off sirens in Ashkelon, Ashdod, Yavne and Kiryat Malachi

Sirens sounded in Ashkelon, Ashdod, Yavne and Kiryat Malachi on Monday morning as a heavy barrage of rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

UnionLeader.com

Another View -- Yehuda Yaakov: What Israel is up against

FOR THOSE made uneasy by the relatively low Israeli casualty rate so far during Operation Protective Edge, I have news: Our children are definitely being victimized by rockets fired by Hamas and its jihadi counterparts.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Times of Israel

'The Voice' contestant sings from Ashdod bomb shelter

Sara Merson, a contestant on this season of 'The Voice' showed her support for Israel and her adopted city of Ashdod in a music video.

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The Globe and Mail

Globe in Gaza: Khan Younis, the community with a staggering death toll

Relatives of Palestinians, who medics said were killed overnight by Israeli shelling, mourn at a funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 19, 2014.

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Jerusalem Post

Public security minister confirms clashes between Hamas, IDF on Gaza border

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said during a visit to Ashdod on Saturday morning that there were clashes between IDF soldiers and terrorists on the Gaza border.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Rockets Hit Eshkol; Third Siren Heard in Tel Aviv

Two rockets fired by Gaza terrorists exploded outside a community in the Eshkol region of southern Israel on Friday evening.

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Ynetnews

Rocket salvo fired at Israel as ground operation begins

At around 10 am, at least seven rockets fired at the coastal city of Ashdod were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

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Hundreds of French Jews Immigrate To Israel During Gaza Offensive

Undeterred by the relentless rounds of cross-border hostilities between Israel and Hamas, hundreds of French Jewish immigrants gleefully accepted their Israeli identity cards at a ceremony here on Thursday afternoon.

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New York Magazine

War zonesA Rough Timeline of the Gaza Invasion So FarDozens of deathsJoe Coscarelli

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that his military must "prepare for the possibility of widening, significantly," its ground invasion of the Gaza Strip after a night and morning of attacks that killed at least 27 Palestinians, "including a baby, two children and a 70-year-old woman," Reuters reports .

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Channelnewsasia.com

Abbas heads to Turkey as Gaza truce talks stall

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was to head to Turkey on Friday to push a ceasefire in Gaza after Egyptian-mediated negotiations stalled and Israel launched a ground operation.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Defense/Security, 12:11 PMHome Front Command Releases Updated Guidelines for Rocket Fire

The Home Front Command has updated its guidelines for Israelis within rocket range on Friday, in light of increasing rocket fire from Hamas in Gaza and anticipated escalation due to the IDF ground offensive.

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Deutsche Welle

The economic price of the Gaza conflict

Consumption is falling and tourists are staying away: The longer the military offensive in the Gaza Strip, the more the Israeli economy will suffer.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Jerusalem Post

Security cabinet decision to start ground operation was made Tuesday

Officials say the operation will continue "as long as necessary" and has two goals: restoring quiet to the south, delivering a significant blow to Hamas.

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Breitbart.com

IDF Shoots Down Another Drone As Hamas Rocket Fire Escalates

The Israel Defense Forces shot down their second Hamas-supplied drone in less than a week as it was flying over the skies of Ashkelon in southern Israel.

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The Times of Israel

The tragic self-delusion behind the Hamas war

An Iron Dome missile defense battery set up near the southern Israeli town of Ashdod fires an intercepting missile on July 16, 2014.

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The Times of Israel

Women barred from bomb shelters as Hamas pounds Ashdod

Israelis come out of a shelter in Sderot after a rocket attack on July 10, 2014.

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