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      IDF Has Struck More than 300 Targets in Gaza

      Since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF has struck more than 300 targets throughout Gaza.
      By Elad Benari
      First Publish: 11/16/2012, 12:00 AM

      Kiryat Malachi building hit by missile
      Kiryat Malachi building hit by missile
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      Since the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense, the IDF has struck more than 300 targets throughout Gaza, according to a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Thursday.

      The statement said that during the day on Thursday, the IDF continued to launch attacks on dozens of rocket launching sites in Gaza, causing them significant damages.

      On Thursday evening, the IAF launched a second assault wave on Gaza, targeting 70 underground missile sites.

      The IDF statement added that IAF aircraft struck several terrorist groups that were involved in carrying out rocket attacks.

       In the afternoon, the IDF continued to attack terrorist targets in northern Gaza using its armored forces.

      Navy ships fired at Hamas’ targets along the Gaza shoreline, said the statement.

      “Gaza has become a frontal Iranian base and it places the citizens of Israel under unbearable rocket fire and terror. The IDF is determined and will continue to attack targets that are bases for terrorism against Israeli civilians,” concluded the IDF statement.

      Since the start of the operation, some 250 rockets have been fired at Israel. The Iron Dome system has intercepted over 80 rockets, en route to cities in the south of the country.