15:03 GMT :Netanyahu officially announces the military operation against the Palestinian military parties in Gaza
15:01 GMT: Hamas spokesman: "Netanyahu can kill Palestinians but struggle against occupation will continue"
15:00 GMT Netanyahu: The world must understand that Israel has the right and a total obligation to defend its citizens
The IDF has seriously damaged Hamas' long-range missile capabilities (40 km/25 mi range) & underground weapons storage facilities.
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