Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin, fourth left, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left, speak to journalists during a tour of of a missile defense battery near the city of Ashkelon, south

 

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin, fourth left, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, left, speak to journalists during a tour of of a missile defense battery near the city of Ashkelon, southern Israel, Wednesday, 24 2012. Gaza militants pummeled southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortars on Wednesday, and Israeli airstrikes killed two Palestinians in a sharp escalation of violence following a landmark visit to the coastal territory by the leader of Qatar. (AP Photo/ Tsafrir Abayov)