Israel targets Hamas government buildings with airstrikes
David Lee Miller reports from Israel
- Duration 4:17
- Date Nov 17, 2012
David Lee Miller reports from Israel
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-- -- -- in the distance that chilling sound of the air raid sirens ringing out across Israel.
As well as rocket -- violence rages for a fourth straight day in the Middle East.
Hello everyone I'm Gregg Jarrett on welcome to a -- -- our inside America's News HQ.
And got Heather Childers Israel bombarding the Hamas ruled Gaza Strip hundreds reports of hundreds of air strikes so far today.
-- government buildings and smuggling tunnels meanwhile inside Israel defense forces firing off the so called iron dome antimissile system.
As rockets -- down on Israeli cities police saying at least five Israelis were wounded in an attack was on the port city of -- -- And mentality that Israel's second largest city.
Police say -- Hamas rocket was destroyed in midair.
By that defense system all of this as the death toll climbs on both sides with reports of at least 42 Palestinians.
And three Israelis killed so far.
Israeli defense forces also continue a massive buildup of tanks and heavy artillery.
And as many as 75000.
Troops all in preparation for a possible ground invasion.
Of the Gaza Strip David Lee Miller is live on the front lines of the conflict near the Israel Gaza border David -- That's right -- there -- a short distance from the Gaza border in just over my shoulder off in the distance perhaps you can make out.
The iron dome missile defense system.
Now during the last several hours Israel has continued to pound the Gaza Strip there have been more than 200 airstrikes and as you mentioned among the targets.
There have been rocket launching sites smuggling tunnels as well as the offices for the prime minister.
And a police station.
And there's also report now that the Israeli defense forces have implemented in other targeted assassination going after another Hamas commander.
The -- -- has now been up to 45 Palestinians killed.
At least 350.
Wounded so -- three Israelis have been killed.
And also in the last 24 hours dozens and dozens of rockets had been fired.
From Gaza by militants headed into Israel one of which you mentioned was targeting Tel Aviv.
A newly installed.
Missile defense system shot down that rocket.
Residents of Tel Aviv watched on their balconies they looked in the sky and they cheered as that rocket was shot down.
The success rate of the missile interception system Heather.
Is now an incredible 85%.
According to Israeli defense officials.
The -- system has saved countless lives and millions of dollars in damage.
Now in addition descending rockets into Israel.
The Hamas militants are also sending propaganda.
They have released in the last day a video message in Hebrew.
Targeting Israeli audiences in this message -- Hamas spokesman again speaking Hebrew.
Talks about wanting to resume suicide attacks.
And he goes on to say to Israelis do not sleep we are coming to get -- And lastly -- on the diplomatic front efforts continue at this hour in Cairo -- meeting reportedly taking place involving the prime minister of Egypt that prime minister of Turkey is ability in Europe -- dark.
Trying to come up and some type of eight cease fire.
Right now there are indications that those talks are continuing.
But here on the ground it looks as if Israel continues plans to implement some type of ground incursion into Gaza if necessary.
The military has been authorized to draft as many as 75000.
Reservists and as you get close to the border you can -- roads are closed off.
And you can Nancy and here.
An increase the amount of military activity if there's not the diplomatic solution soon it looks like the violence is going to be ratcheted up.
-- David Lee Miller reporting live from the front lines for us thank you -- what's.