Mideast Israel Palestinians

November 18, 2012 - 3:33 PM
An Israeli police officer looks through a hole in the ceiling of a damaged house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Israel launched the operation last Wednesday by assassinating Hamas’ military chief and carrying out dozens of airstrikes on rocket launchers and weapons storage sites. Over the weekend, the operation began to target Hamas government installations as well, including the offices of its prime minister. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)