'Critical emergency' after air strike every 20 minutes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Rory McCarthy - January 3, 2009 - 1:00am

for the Middle East, blamed the conflict on "the irresponsibility of Hamas rocket attacks and the excessiveness of Israel's response". He said a ceasefire was needed to halt the violence but added: "We must create new conditions on the ground to ensure this does not happen again."

Israel kills third Hamas leader since start of Gaza offensive
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amos Harel, Yoav Stern - January 3, 2009 - 1:00am

Israel Air Force warplanes stepped up airstrikes on the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, bombing more than 40 Hamas targets over the course of the day and killing the third senior Hamas official since Israel's aerial assault began last Saturday. Abu Zakaria al-Jamal, a commander of the Hamas armed wing, died of wounds sustained in an airstrike overnight. On Saturday morning, Israel Radio quoted a spokesman for the Hamas military wing as saying it had repelled an attempt by Israel Defense Forces soldiers to infiltrate the Shajaiyeh section of Gaza City.

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