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December 29, 2008 in Nation/World
Hatem Moussa photo

Palestinians run as an explosion is seen during an Israeli missile strike on the Hamas controlled Islamic University in Gaza City, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip inched closer to the territory’s Hamas rulers as the assault entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck a house next to the Hamas premier’s home and destroyed symbols of the Islamic movement’s power.

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Palestinians run as an explosion is seen during an Israeli missile strike on the Hamas controlled Islamic University in Gaza City, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip inched closer to the territory’s Hamas rulers as the assault entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck a house next to the Hamas premier’s home and destroyed symbols of the Islamic movement’s power.

Hatem Moussa photo

A pall of smoke rises after an explosion from an Israeli missile strike on the Hamas controlled Islamic University in Gaza City, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip inched closer to the territory’s Hamas rulers as the assault entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck a house next to the Hamas premier’s home and destroyed symbols of the Islamic movement’s power.

Hatem Moussa photo

Palestinians gather next to a building used by the Islamic group Hamas after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in Jebaliya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip inched closer to the territory’s Hamas rulers as the assault entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck a house next to the Hamas premier’s home and destroyed symbols of the Islamic movement’s power.

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Palestinians carry a wounded man after an Israeli missile strike hit the home of a Hamas member in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s air force obliterated symbols of Hamas power on the third day of its overwhelming Gaza assault Monday, striking a house next to the Hamas premier’s home, devastating a security compound and flattening a five-story building at a university closely linked to the Islamic group.

Associated Press photo

Palestinians gather around the ruins of a building after an Israeli missile strike hit the home of a Hamas member in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s air force obliterated symbols of Hamas power on the third day of its overwhelming Gaza assault Monday, striking a house next to the Hamas premier’s home, devastating a security compound and flattening a five-story building at a university closely linked to the Islamic group.

Dan Balilty photo

A Palestinian protester is seen during clashes with Israeli troops, not seen, at a demonstration against Israel’s military operation in Gaza, in the Shuafat refugee camp, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck targets and wreaked unprecedented destruction in Gaza, reducing buildings to rubble, and the death toll continues to rise.

Hatem Moussa photo

Palestinians, top, search the rubble of a building after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in Jebaliya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck targets and wreaked unprecedented destruction in Gaza, reducing buildings to rubble, and the death toll continues to rise.

Associated Press photo

A young Palestinian protester throws stones during clashes with Israeli troops, not seen, at a demonstration against Israel’s military operation in Gaza, in the Shuafat refugee camp, on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip inched closer to the territory’s Hamas rulers as the assault entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck a house next to the Hamas premier’s home and destroyed symbols of the Islamic movement’s power.

Sebastian Scheiner photo

Israeli soldiers are seen at a staging area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Israel’s overwhelming air campaign against the Gaza Strip entered its third day Monday, as missiles struck targets and wreaked unprecedented destruction in Gaza, reducing buildings to rubble, and the death toll continues to rise.

Petros Karadjias photo

International activists load boxes of medical supplies aboard a boat before setting sail for Gaza from the Cypriot port of Larnaca, Cyprus, Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Free Gaza Group organizers said their boat ‘SS Dignity’ would defy an Israeli blockade of Gaza and ferry 16 activists and 3 tons of Cypriot-donated supplies to help treat the wounded from Israeli air attacks against targets in the Palestinian territory. Among the passengers is former U.S. congresswoman Cynthia McKinney and Cypriot lawmaker and surgeon Eleni Theocharous.

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Volunteer paramedics load donated medical supplies onto a waiting Palestinian truck at the Egyptian border crossing terminal in Rafah, Egypt Monday, Dec. 29, 2008. Egypt started taking in a trickle of wounded Palestinians from the Gaza Strip on Monday. An Egyptian official said nine Gazans were hospitalized in Egypt as the Israeli assault on the coastal area continued.