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In PHOTOS: Israel air strikes hit Hamas HQ

Last updated on: November 17, 2012 12:51 IST

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Israeli air strikes targetted the cabinet headquarters of Gaza's Hamas government on Saturday, as the bombardment of the coastal enclave moved into a fourth day.

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Image: Palestinians are seen through a hole in the wreckage as they inspect the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City
Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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Eyewitnesses reporting extensive damage to the building, which was visited by Egypt's Prime Minister Hisham Qandil on Friday.

An additional strike on the house of a Hamas official in the northern Gaza Jabalia refugee camp left at least 35 people injured, health officials said.


Image: Palestinians inspect the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City
Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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"The cabinet headquarters was targeted with four strikes and the government stresses that it remains committed to its positions and its stand alongside the people," the Hamas government said in a statement.

"The IDF (army) has targeted (Hamas prime minister) Ismail Haniya's headquarters in Gaza," an Israeli army spokesman told AFP.


Image: A Palestinian searches for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip
Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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"Over the past six hours, the IDF targeted 85 more terror sites," the military spokesperson's official Twitter account added.

At least 30 Palestinians and three Israelis have died since Israel killed Hamas's military chief on Wednesday.


Image: Palestinians remove items from the destroyed office building of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh
Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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Israel earlier put 75,000 reservists on stand-by amid speculation of a ground invasion, according to a BBC report.

Militants in Gaza have continued to fire rockets into Israel, aiming at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Friday.


Photographs: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

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