November 14, 2012 / 3:42 PM / 5 years ago

Israeli general sees "protracted days" of Gaza fighting

JERUSALEM, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Israel’s aerial assault on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday could draw cross-border Palestinian rocket attacks and stretch into days of fighting, the Israeli military spokesman said.

“The days we face in the south will, in my estimation, prove protracted,” Brigadier-General Yoav Mordechai told Channel 2 TV after Israeli air strikes killed the military chief of Gaza’s Hamas government. “The homefront must brace itself resiliently.”

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