Israel widens offensive, Hamas military commanders targeted
Leland Vittert reports from Gaza City
- Duration 5:14
- Date Nov 19, 2012
Leland Vittert reports from Gaza City
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Everybody -- Fox News alert the Middle East on the brink Israel stepping up attacks inside of Gaza.
Then there's an enormous right there already thick black smoke smoke rather seen ever Gaza City today.
An Israeli missile hitting -- headquarters of Palestinian security forces Israeli troops massing at the border ready for our ground invasion as the cease fire negotiations continue so which way will this go that's the big question good morning everybody I'm Bill Hemmer welcome to our.
Brandon Jennings was more like the old days David Reid got -- -- yes we are good morning he would now I.
Running -- morning everybody I'm Martha MacCallum -- the Israeli military is now expanding.
Their range of targets we are learning and this is brand new video just in from the Israeli defense force showing a missile strike on two buildings in Gaza.
Used by Hamas television.
Meanwhile Hamas continues to launch rockets many of them into -- -- neighborhoods.
Jerusalem Tel Aviv more than 800 so far Leland -- streaming live from the Israeli Gaza border now -- -- Bill right now there artillery shells whizzing over our heads the Israelis for the first time we've heard brought out their field artillery and are -- shooting -- guys and as you look at live pictures.
From Gaza City you can see the smoke rising when he their artillery shells or some of the Israeli laser guided bombs drop with.
Huge explosions and inside Israel right now this is a country ready.
To possibly escalate this even further and start driving tanks towards Gaza City.
All along the Gaza Strip -- posted now -- dot communications centers have been moved in.
And set up over the past 24 to 48 hours and now it resembles an armed camp.
These are valuable hours daylight while they can practice inside these fields that are relatively secure before the go orders given how to move through Gaza.
How they're gonna clear houses will who will go where on what street and that's.
Valuable information be using combat you don't have much time to think.
Of course for many of these soldiers the waiting is the very worst part for the young guys they're gung ho they want to go win.
For the older soldiers they know that some of the men there with now in these camps eating telling jokes and of course training -- Won't come home alive.
-- nine -- war entered day six and continued pounding targets inside Gaza and large explosions indicated many of the targets hit were weapons depots.
So far the Israeli Air Force has to put.
Targets killing nearly 100 Palestinians.
Including a family of eleven in what appears to be -- target killing gone wrong.
The images of dead and injured children in Gaza has hurt Israel's case for its continued offensive.
Meanwhile the Israeli President things.
Covering the lovely evening marking a father and comforted his -- eight as Hamas rockets fly overhead.
And still today day Hamas -- firing rockets out about fifty at last count and there's been a lot of talk.
Of the iron dome missile defense system which intercepts rockets.
In the area and the militants inside guys and figure out a way to thwart that system by firing.
Eight or ten rockets at a time you need a couple got through which they did today when we are an -- -- although no reports of any serious injury so far on the Israeli side.
As for -- cease fire talks they are still ongoing but they seem to be reaching the breaking point either we're gonna have something.
Or they're -- -- be tanks rolling across here sometime in the next 4448 hours is just right -- very difficult to try to read it he needs on this bill.
We are watching a live picture from Gaza City strained left -- so why we have you here.
And the cease fire talks in Cairo are bringing back to Jerusalem what would prevent us.
A ground invasion at this point.
Israel wants one thing for sure which is an end of the rockets -- of course been rockets a lot of them this week but they've been going on for months now in Israel says.
You simply cannot hold a million people that live within rocket range.
Hostage and -- of running to shelters once a week or once every two weeks so an agreement by Hamas and the rockets is the top priority for Israel there some other.
Things -- on the list for Hamas they feel like they have some more bargaining power is now all of a sudden.
The Egyptian president is from the Muslim Brotherhood.
More sympathetic Hamas once more goods going inside Gaza Strip more things allowed -- what they're fishermen.
To be able to go out farther and they also want the Israelis to stop the targeted killings a senior Hamas operatives in other people inside -- Gaza Strip.
Who Israel decides to strike -- those are the main negotiations points.
People now -- talking about the possibility of a ten year truce which would be something unheard of here certainly something very significant if they can get that -- signed on the paper they'll.
Leland thank you Leland -- -- verify the Israeli Gaza border and updates from there when we get them here thank you -- great reporting this weekend here.