HARPER CONDEMNS ROCKET ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAEL

Nov 16, 2012

By Bob Komsic

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The Prime Minister’s remarks come as the Israeli military prepares for a possible ground incursion into the Palestinian-controlled Gaza region, which observers say could lead to a dramatic escalation of the conflict.

Rockets fired by Hamas militants were aimed at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; two targets previously thought out of range of missiles from Gaza.

There is speculation in the defence community that militants are using Iranian-made Fajr-5 missiles.

Stephen Harper says Canada supports Israel’s right to defend itself, but urged all sides to take every precaution to spare innocent lives.

Three Israelis were killed in the bombardment Thursday, while media reports in the Middle East claim the death toll among Palestinians has reached 22.

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