Israel destroys Hamas government HQ, troops prepare for Gaza invasion

Saturday, November 17, 2012 |  Ryan Jones

Israel on Friday night bombed and destroyed the Hamas government headquarters in Gaza City just hours after Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil visited the facility in solidarity with the Gaza terrorist regime.

The destruction of the Hamas government building was seen as sending a message to both Hamas and Egypt that Israel is not afraid to escalate the fight if the threat of rocket attacks on southern Israel does not cease.

Meanwhile, rocket attacks on southern Israel did continue throughout the night and into Saturday morning. Four soldiers were wounded in one rocket strike, and countless civilians were treated for shock.

Israeli military officials said the conflict is likely to last several more weeks. On Friday, the government approved the mobilization of 75,000 reserve troops in preparation for a possible ground invasion of Gaza.

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