Any of these scenarios would almost guarantee an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.
TEL AVIV — Two rockets launched from the Gaza Strip today landed in Rishon Letzion, some 7 miles south of Tel Aviv.
No causalties were reported in those rocket attacks, by far the farthest strikes by Hamas in two days of fighting. Rishon Letzion is considered a sister city to Tel Aviv.
Earlier today, three Israelis were killed by a direct rocket hit on their family home in the Gaza border town of Kiryat Malakhi. A four year old Israeli boy and an infant were moderately wounded in separate rocket attacks. [...]
The Hamas leadership in Gaza has also been studying the possibility of assassinating Israeli figures or launching suicide bombings inside Israel, those senior Hamas members said yesterday.
Also being debating by Hamas is the immediate use of antiaircraft and other advanced missiles to target Israel Air Force operations over the Gaza Strip, the Hamas members said.
According to the senior Hamas members speaking to KleinOnline, the responses Hamas is currently debating launching against Israel include:
1) Firing long range rockets aimed at Gedera and Rishon Letzion. Such rocket firing would be considered a strategic game changer.
2) Launching suicide bombings inside Israel. Any attempted suicide attacks would most likely originate with the Hamas infrastructure within the West Bank. Israeli security sources told KleinOnline that Hamas maintains the capability of attempting suicide bombings from the West Bank.
3) Assassinating Israeli figures. The Hamas members said the group is already compiling a list of possible targets but would not comment to KleinOnline about whether those targets were political, military or civilian.
Further, the senior Hamas members said the group is likely to use antiaircraft and other advanced missiles against IAF airplanes operating over the Gaza Strip.