ISRAEL UNDER ATTACK

In the Associated Press article, Ian Deitch reports the heaviest mortar shelling in two years by Palestinian militants. Fifty mortars hit Israel. Beatings of the media covering a rally in Gaza City were also reported Saturday. They were, of course, condemned by the Foreign Press Association. Condemning the attack by Hamas security: “We demand that these tactics — which run counter to the rule of law and to the basic norms of legitimate government behavior — cease immediately,” the FPA said in a statement. “Journalists must be allowed to their work safely and unhindered,” the FPA said.

AP photo – An Israeli security man stands next a damaged house hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants …

One comment on the article listed in Yahoo! News quotes Netanyahu as saying: “When they put down their arms, we will have the end of war; when we put down our arms, we will have the end of Israel. Pretty clever I think.”

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