Israel bombs Hamas camps, says Haniyeh could be next target
Israeli airstrikes Tuesday targeted two camps used by Hamas as Israeli leaders suggested the Palestinian premier could be targeted in future strikes. Hamas officials said there were no casualties in Tuesday's attack, but one of the airstrikes destroyed a building used by its forces in Gaza, known as the "Executive Force."
The Israeli army confirmed the airstrikes, saying it had targeted Hamas forces.
After Monday's night's deadly rocket strike, which killed a 32 year old woman in the Israeli town of Sderot, Israeli defense officials said the army would intensify its attacks on the Palestinians, warning that Hamas' top leaders, including Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, could be in danger.
"They are just terrorists in suits. This doesn't exonerate him," Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh told Israel Radio. "There is no one in the leading, commanding circle of Hamas who has immunity."
So far, Israeli attacks have failed to halt the dozens of rockets falling on Sderot, a town of 24,000 residents less than one mile from Gaza Strip. Seven more rockets were fired Tuesday, lightly wounding two people, the army said.