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Israel vs. Hamas (Updates 19/11)

Two schools in Ashkelon hit by Grad rockets from Gaza - They were hit on the same day (One in the morning and one in the evening) but luckily both of them were empty, since all school activites around the Gaza strip are canceled for the past week.

* CNN/ORC poll indicates 57% of Americans believe Israeli military campaign against Gaza terrorists justified; 13% side more with Palestinians.

* Two rockets launched from Sinai lands on Eilat region; Lebanon defuses Grads aimed at Israel; Shots from Syria towards IDF force patrolling the border-

Lebanese security forces defuse rockets positioned just four kilometers from border; say would have been launched as act of solidarity with Gazans.

Also on Monday, shots were fired from Syria toward an IDF force patrolling the border near the Tel Hazeka outpost in the central Golan Heights. There were no reports of any injuries to IDF soldiers in the incident. The IDF did not return fire.

* Dozens of artists in Israel call for ceasefire - Petition directed at PM Netanyahu, ministers urges government to launch dialogue with Hamas which will lead to peace agreement.

Dozens of Israeli intellectuals and leading artists are calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ministers to work to obtain a ceasefire and dialogue which will lead to a peace agreement.

The petition, which was distributed on Sunday, was signed by authors Amos Oz, Joshua Sobol and Yoram Kaniuk, dancer and choreographer Ohad Naharin, artistic director Smadar Yaaron, Hebrew literature Prof. Nissim Calderon, director Doron Tsabari and dancer Renana Raz, among others.,7340,L-4308707,00.html,7340,L-4308669,00.html,7340,L-4308291,00.html,7340,L-4308642,00.html

Photos: IAF strike targets in Gaza (1-3), Rocket launching from Gaza into Israel (4), One of the schools in Ashkelon hit by a Grad (5), IAF pilot before taking off (6)

Added: Nov-19-2012 Occurred On: Nov-19-2012
By: aydeo
Regional News, Other Middle East
Tags: Israel, VS, Hamas, Updates
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