Hamas

Summary of rocket fire and mortar shelling in 2008

The year 2008 saw the peak of rocket use by Hamas and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip.
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Operation Cast Lead—Update No. 4

On December 30, the fourth day of Operation Cast Lead, over 50 additional terrorist sites were attacked by the Israeli Air Force and Navy.
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Operation Cast Lead—Update No. 3

On December 29, the third day of Operation Cast Lead, Israeli Air Force raids continued on targets of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip. The targets of the attacks included military installations, Hamas’s administration symbols, terrorist operatives, and arms and ammunition.
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Operation Cast Lead—Update No. 2

On December 28, Israeli Air Force attacked more than 90 Hamas targets, including military infrastructure, Hamas’s administration facilities, and terrorist operatives.
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Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 1

At 11:30 on December 27 Israeli Air Force planes struck a number of targets of Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations in an operation dubbed “Cast Lead.”
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Escalation in the south: more than 60 rockets and mortar shells fired at the cities of Ashqelon, Netivot, Sderot and other population centers in the western Negev. Hamas claims responsibility for most of the attacks.

On December 24, five days after the lull arrangement ended, the cities of Ashqelon, Netivot and Sderot, the towns and villages near the Gaza Strip, the crossings and IDF bases were subjected to a massive rocket and mortar shell attack. At least 60 rockets and mortar shells were fired, most of them by Hamas.
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