Take Two for November 16, 2012

Israel and Hamas-run Gaza edge closer to full-out ground war



Smoke billows following Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on November 16, 2012. Israeli officials said the Jewish state was preparing to launch its first ground offensive in four years into the Gaza Strip and the army started calling up reservists.

Today, Israel and the Hamas-run government in Gaza moved one step closer to a full-out ground war. Israeli troops are massing on the border for a possible ground offensive as Palestinian rocket fire continues to pour in from the Gaza Strip.

For the first time since the 1991 Gulf war, air raid sirens went off as rockets launched from Gaza landed near Tel Aviv.

So far three Israelis and 23 Palestinians have died, including the top commander of Hamas, who was killed by an israeli air strike on Wednesday.

Dan Ephron, Newsweek's Jerusalem Bureau Chief joins the show to give us an update on the continuing conflict.


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