Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza

At least 39 Palestinians and three Isreali's have died since conflict began four days ago
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An Israeli soldier lies on the ground as missiles are fired from an Iron Dome anti-missile station on November 15, 2012 near the city of Beer Sheva, Israel. The Iron Dome was activated to intercept incoming rockets launched from Gaza. Three people have reportedly been killed in Israel after a building was hit by a rocket fired from Hamas-ruled Gaza on Thursday, a day after Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of aerial strikes on targets in Gaza that killed a top military commander of Hamas. (Getty Images)
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An Israeli soldier lies on the ground as missiles are fired from an Iron Dome anti-missile station on November 15, 2012 near the city of Beer Sheva, Israel. The Iron Dome was activated to intercept incoming rockets launched from Gaza. Three people have reportedly been killed in Israel after a building was hit by a rocket fired from Hamas-ruled Gaza on Thursday, a day after Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of aerial strikes on targets in Gaza that killed a top military commander of Hamas. (Getty Images)
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Missiles are fired into the air from an Iron Dome anti-missile station on November 15, 2012 near the city of Beer Sheva, Israel. The Iron Dome was activated to intercept incoming rockets launched from Gaza. Three people have reportedly been killed in Israel after a building was hit by a rocket fired from Hamas-ruled Gaza on Thursday, a day after Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a series of aerial strikes on targets in Gaza that killed a top military commander of Hamas. (Getty Images)
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Plumes of smoke rise over Gaza during an Israeli air strike, as seen from Sderot on November 15, 2012 in Israel. A rocket attack on an apartment building in Kiryat Malachi, Israel earlier claimed three lives, some 24 hours after the IDF targeted nearly 200 sites in the Gaza Strip, killing Ahmed Jabari, a top military commander of Hamas, in the process. (Getty Images)
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Smoke plumes rise over Gaza following Israel Air Force bombing on November 16, 2012 near Sderot, Israel. Conflict between the Israeli military and Palestian miltants has intensified over the last few days, with Israel striking some 130 targets overnight. According to reports, 18 Palestians and three Israelis have been killed. Egypt's prime minister Hisham Qandil is due to make a brief visit to Gaza today and Israel have vowed to suspend fire for the duration of his visit, provided there's no cross border attacks from militants. (Getty Images)
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Israeli firemen douse a burning car after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on November 17, 2012. Israeli strikes on Gaza killed at least nine Palestinians and destroyed the Hamas government headquarters as Israel called up thousands more reservists for a possible ground war. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Israeli firemen douse a burning car after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on November 17, 2012. Israeli strikes on Gaza killed at least nine Palestinians and destroyed the Hamas government headquarters as Israel called up thousands more reservists for a possible ground war. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Israeli soldiers gather next to their armoured bulldozers stationed on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on November 17, 2012. Israeli air strikes destroyed the cabinet headquarters of Gaza's Hamas rulers after militants fired rockets at the heart of Israel which called up thousands more reservists for a possible ground war. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Israeli bomb disposal experts inspect the remains of a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on November 17, 2012. Israeli strikes on Gaza killed at least nine Palestinians and destroyed the Hamas government headquarters as Israel called up thousands more reservists for a possible ground war. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Israeli stand outside a bomb shelter on November 14, 2012 in Netivot, Israel. Israel Defense Forces launched aerial attacks on targets in Gaza that killed the top military commander of Hamas, (Getty Images)