Hamas strikes back at Israel

Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire, killing three people as the Israeli military launched a second day of intense air raids.

Israeli security personnel take cover in Kiryat Malachi, Israel, on Nov. 15, 2012. Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip killed three Israelis in a rocket attack liable to deepen a bruising Israeli air, naval and artillery offensive against Palestinian rocket squads. The casualties were the first in Israel since it launched its operation the previous day with the assassination of Hamas' top military commander. (Associated Press)

Israeli security personnel take cover in Kiryat Malachi, Israel, on Nov. 15, 2012. Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip killed three Israelis in a rocket attack liable to deepen a bruising Israeli air, naval and artillery offensive against Palestinian rocket squads. The casualties were the first in Israel since it launched its operation the previous day with the assassination of Hamas' top military commander. (Associated Press)

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