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4 killed in Israel attack on Gaza refugee camp

Nov. 16, 2012 8:12 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 17, 2012 2:47 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli warplanes continued aerial attacks on the central Gaza Strip late Friday, killing four Palestinians including a Hamas military leader.

The attack on al-Maghazi refugee camp, which killed al-Qassam Brigades leader Ahmad Abu Jalal and three others, brought the death toll to 28 since Israel's assault on Gaza began Wednesday.

A Ma’an reporter in Gaza City identified the victims as Abu Jalal, 43, his brother Majd Abu Jalal, 33, Ziad Farhan Abu Jalal, 23, and Hasan Salim al-Hulei, 27.

The attack followed airstrikes across the Gaza Strip that killed three Palestinians in the third day of bombardments.

Witnesses reported continuous raids throughout the Gaza Strip. Medical officials say 28 Palestinians have been killed since Wednesday.

Around 388 rockets have hit Israel and an additional 197 have been intercepted by the Iron Dome defense shield, the Israeli military says.

Rockets landed far north inside Israel and the occupied West Bank on Friday. One struck the Tel Aviv area and another in a bloc of illegal settlements near Bethlehem.

Israel's military has indicated it is gearing up for a prolonged operation in Gaza.

"The (Israeli army) is gathering forces ... according to pre-determined operational plans. The forces have been briefed and trained according to specific guidelines of the plan, and will operate until the mission has been completed," a military statement said.

Hamas, too, says it is not preparing to scale down its response to the assassination of Ahmad al-Jaabari on Wednesday. Al-Jaabari commanded Hamas' military wing.

"Things are different this time," Hamas leader Ahmad Yousef told Ma'an. "The rules of the game have changed."
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