The Times West Virginian

November 19, 2012

More strikes reported in Gaza


Associated Press

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli strikes hit two media centers in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, as Israel warned it was widening its range of targets to go after military commanders of the territory’s Hamas rulers. Palestinian militants meanwhile fired at least one more long-range rocket at Tel Aviv, the fourth day in a row in which the Israeli heartland has come under fire.

The Israeli strikes, apparently missiles, hit two high-rise buildings. They damaged the top floor offices of the Hamas TV station Al Aqsa and a Lebanese-based broadcaster, Al Quds TV, seen as sympathetic to the Islamists.

A Gaza press association said six Palestinian journalists were wounded. Foreign broadcasters, including German and Italian TV outlets, also had offices in the high-rises.

The Israeli military said it was aiming at a communications antenna on the roof of one of the buildings. It had no immediate comment on the other strike.

The military also said another long-range rocket was launched at Tel Aviv, but that it was intercepted by the “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that two rockets were fired. It was impossible to immediately reconcile the two reports.