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November 16th, 2012
09:16 AM ET

Israel on the brink of war: Violence escalating with Palestinian militants in Gaza

Israel engaging in ground warfare with Hamas in Gaza overnight. Israeli militants shelling more than 300 terror targets overnight. Sr. International Correspondent Ben Wedeman joins Zoraida on the phone from Jerusalem.

 While officials spoke with Egypt Prime Minister, agreeing on a brief three hour ceasefire, Palestinian militants launched hundreds of rockets into Israeli territory for the second day. Two have hit Tel Aviv.  

 Wedeman says that a limited number of protests against Israeli police have sprung up around Jerusalem and the West Bank. Though there are several hundred protestors, he says it is relatively calm compared to protests in the past.

 Whether war is in the near future between the countries, he says, “Certainly they have called up 16,000 reservists and there are apparently tanks on the move. Other equipment and heavy armor heading for Gaza, very similar to what we say in 1008-1009 last time…it does appear that they are preparing. ”

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