Tuesday War News: ‘Cast Lead’ Operation — Day 4 — IAF Continues Bombing as Army Awaits Green Light for Ground Incursion and UN Ambassador Shalev: Israel Seeks to ‘Completely Destroy’ Hamas; 200 Arabs Nabbed Nationwide in Rioting Since Outset of Op

Four Kassams [2 Landed Near Sderot, 1 Near Kibbutz in Shaar Hanegev Region, 1 Inside Gaza] Launched by Gaza Terrorists

Man Lightly Wounded as Kassam Slams into Sderot House [5 Kassams Hit Sderot]

10 Dead in Gaza Strikes [Targeting Gaza City, Khan Yunis] After 3 Israelis Killed in South, by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)

[UN Ambassador] Shalev: Israel Seeks to ‘Destroy’ Hamas


“Israel will push forward with its offensive in the Gaza Strip until it “completely destroys” Hamas, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gabriela Shalev, said Monday, saying that the operation will continue as long as necessary to reach that goal.”

Goal of Gaza Op is ‘New Security Environment'[?], by Herb Keinon, Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)

IDF: We’re Ready to go All the Way [Army Awaits Green Light for Ground Incursion], by Hanan Greenberg (Ynet)

Analysis: Barak Not Heading for the Exit Yet [Expect More Unexpected?], by David Horowitz (Jerusalem Post)

Fallen IDF Soldier Identified in Nahal Oz Attack[Funeral Tuesday PM], by Hana Levi Julian (Israel National News)

IAF Planes Strike Multiple Targets Throughout Gaza

Air Force Bombs Offices of Haniyeh, by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu (Israel National News)

3 Kassams, 10 Mortar Shells Hit Eshkol Region; Damage Reported

Related report; 3 Rockets Landed in Eshkol Overnight, House Damaged

Rocket in Ashkelon Narrowly Missed Gas Station

Hamas: We’ll Confront Ground Invasion

Seven Wounded in Attack on Nahal-Oz

Barak Declares ‘Special Situation’ for Communities 30 Kms from Gaza [Move Gives Army Authority for Emergency Decisions Over Civilian Institutions; Schools, Factories, Public Functions]

Navy Sends Gaza-Bound Activist Ship Back to Cyprus

Kassam Rocket Strikes Open Area in Sdot Negev; None Wounded

IDF Raises Alert Level in the North [Fear Hezbollah Retaliation, Opening 2nd Front], by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)

Jerusalem-Area Arabs Step Up riots, Protests, by Abe Selig (Jerusalem Post)

Police: 93 East Jerusalem residents [200 Nationwide] Arrested Since Start of Operation Cast Lead

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