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8:16am

Sun November 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Diplomatic Efforts Mount As Death Toll Rises In Gaza

Originally published on Sun November 25, 2012 7:45 am

Smoke billows from the local Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza City Sunday after an Israeli airstrike.
Marco Longari AFP/Getty Images

The Israeli bombardment of Gaza continued Sunday — with one missile strike flattening a two-story building in Gaza City, killing at least 11 people, including women and children; another hit a media building and injured six journalists. Israel says its actions have been prompted by a barrage of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, targeting Israeli cities. Meanwhile, diplomatic negotiations are under way, but Israel is continuing preparations for a ground invasion.

Update at 7:42 p.m. ET: State Department Comments

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2:49pm

Sat November 17, 2012
Middle East

Israel Widens Air Assault On Gaza Rocket Operations

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:30 am

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GUY RAZ, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

Intensive diplomatic efforts are under way in the Middle East to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas. Those efforts haven't stopped the two sides from escalating their attacks. And if the diplomacy fails, Israel could decide to invade Gaza. NPR's Anthony Kuhn joins us now from Gaza with the latest. Anthony, what's been happening today so far?

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1:56pm

Sat November 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Gaza And Israel Trade Rockets For Airstrikes

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:29 am

Rockets lunched by Palestinian militants toward Israel make their way from the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
Hatem Moussa AP

The conflict between Israel and the Gaza Strip continues to escalate after Israeli airstrikes flattened key targets in Gaza, and Palestinian rockets threatened deeper into Israel than ever before.

The death toll in Gaza doubled overnight to at least 39 people, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Gaza City. Around 300 airstrikes overnight hit the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels, among other targets.

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5:48am

Sat November 17, 2012
Middle East

Hamas Remains Defiant As Fighting Escalates

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:28 am

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11:48am

Fri November 16, 2012
The Two-Way

For The First Time, Palestinians Rocket Jerusalem

Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 7:26 am

Palestinian militants fire a rocket from the northern Gaza Strip toward southern Israel on Thursday. For the past decade, Palestinians in Gaza have been shooting short-range rockets into southern Israel. But Palestinians fired a much longer range rocket that landed just outside Jerusalem on Friday, a move seen as a major escalation.
Oliver Weiken EPA /LANDOV

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired thousands of rockets into southern Israel over the past decade. Yet the one that landed harmlessly in an empty field south of Jerusalem on Friday could be as significant as all of the rockets that came before.

With that lone launch, the Palestinians demonstrated for the first time that they now have the capability to send a weapon the roughly 50 miles from the Gaza border north to Jerusalem.

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