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Israel presses Gaza assault as rocket panics Tel Aviv

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Israel gave the go-ahead to call up 30,000 reservists and warned it was ready to expand its offensive in the Gaza Strip after militants targeted Tel Aviv with rockets for the first time since the 1991 Gulf War. 

Masked Palestinian youths throw stones as they clash with Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of al-Khader, near Bethlehem, on November 15, 2012. Israel gave the go-ahead to call up 30,000 reservists and warned it was ready to expand its offensive in the Gaza Strip after militants targeted Tel Aviv with rockets for the first time since the 1991 Gulf War.

The militants defied a major Israeli bombing campaign across Gaza on Thursday, firing off volleys of rockets which killed three Israelis and sparked panic in Tel Aviv.

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