'Another Night of Terror': As Hamas Escalates Rocket Barrages, IDF Responds
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- [Reporter] In the streetsof Sderot, panic once again,
as the sirens signalincoming rockets from Gaza.
Hamas says, the barrage is retaliation
for Israel's earlier killingof two Hamas snipers,
who were said to be intraining and not firing
at Israeli troops.
The terror group's response,
sent stressed-out Israeliheading for shelters.
And, Israeli militarypounded Hamas targets
in the Gaza strip withstrike after strike.
- This wave of bombardment,
comes after days ofdebate, here in Jerusalem,
about whether Israel should agree
to five year Egyptian brokeredcease fire with Hamas.
- [Reporter] Now, with roads and beaches
and summer camps closingin Southern Israel,
and weary residents sick of sirens,
the talk has turned to military strategy.
At least one Knessetmember, a retired Colonel,
is calling for the headsof the Hamas leadership.
And, U.S Middle East negotiator,Jason Greenblatt, tweeted,
Another night of terror andfamilies huddling in fear
as Israel defends itself.
This is the Hamas regime's choice.
Hamas is subjecting peopleto the terrifying conditions
of war again.
Meanwhile, U.N leaders warnedthat Gaza residents face
with severe fuel shortagesalready plaguing the city.
But, with more than 100,000Israelis under fire,
the fuel problem may notbe Gaza's greatest worry
in the days ahead.
John Wagee; CBS news, Jerusalem.