(via Gaza Militants Aim Missiles at Israel After Air Attacks - Bloomberg)
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Israel and Palestinian militants exchanged rocket fire and air strikes as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his military is ready for a “substantial expansion” to halt attacks from the Gaza Strip.
The worst violence in four years between Israel and Gaza militants began yesterday when Ahmed al-Jabari, the leader of Hamas’s military wing, was killed in a missile strike. Israeli air attacks have subsequently targeted more than 230 rocket storage or launching sites in Gaza, the army said.
The escalation raises the risk of a wider conflict and poses an immediate test for Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt. Hamas, an Islamist movement considered a terrorist group by Israel, the U.S. and the European Union, has appealed for help from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leaders. — Bloomberg.