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3:47pm

Thu November 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Israeli Ambassador: 'We Hope It Doesn't Come To Ground Operations'

Originally published on Thu November 15, 2012 4:13 pm

Family and friends of Aaron Smadja, one of the three Israelis killed by a rocket fired from Gaza, mourn during his funeral at a cemetery in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachi on Thursday.
Tsafrir Abayov AP

In an interview with All Things Considered's Melissa Block, Israel's Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren said that Israel's calling of 30,000 reservists "signals a preparation for possible land action, which we may need to defend our citizens."

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12:25pm

Thu November 15, 2012
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'What Did My Son Do To Die Like This': A Father Mourns His 11-Month-Old Son

Originally published on Tue March 12, 2013 10:39 am

Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family house, in Gaza City on Wednesday.
Majed Hamdan AP

The picture at the top of this post is quickly coming to represent the human suffering behind the fighting in Gaza.

The Washington Post used it on its front page this morning and it's moved quickly and widely through Twitter.

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5:31am

Thu November 15, 2012
The Two-Way

In Israel And Gaza Strip: More Explosions, Deaths On Both Sides

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:21 am

An Israeli soldier lies on the ground as missiles are fired from an Iron Dome anti-missile station on Thursday near the city of Beer Sheva, Israel. The Iron Dome was activated to intercept incoming rockets launched from Gaza.
Ilia Yefimovich Getty Images
  • Anthony Kuhn talks with Linda Wertheimer on 'Morning Editon'

Update at 1:30 p.m. ET. Firing Continues:

"Intensive fire" has continued through the day across the border of Israel and the Gaza Strip, correspondent Linda Gradstein, who is in Jerusalem, tells our Newscast Desk.

Hamas has now fired more than 130 rockets toward southern Israel and the Israeli military continues to fire at targets in Gaza. Palestinian officials report at least 13 deaths on their side of the border. The death toll in Israel remains at three.

White House spokesman Jay Carney today told reporters that:

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3:03pm

Wed November 14, 2012
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Egypt Recalls Its Ambassador To Israel, Over Gaza Airstrikes

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:20 am

The Egyptian president has recalled his ambassador to Israel in protest of Israel's airstrikes on the Gaza Strip today, his spokesman said on state television. The strikes have killed at least 10 people including the commander of the military wing of Hamas.

Reporting from Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel sent this report to our Newscast unit:

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7:57am

Wed November 14, 2012
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Israel Aims Airstrikes At Hamas Targets In Gaza

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:13 am

A car hit by one of today's airstrikes in Gaza City.
Ali Hassan Reuters /Landov

Update at 3 p.m. ET. At Least 10 Dead; Israel Issues More Warnings:

As we've been reporting, Israel hit targets in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip today with multiple airstrikes. The Associated Press says at least 10 people were killed. Among them was Ahmed Jabari, the commander of Hamas' military wing.

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