K.S. Rajan (12 Dec 2011)
"report by BILL KOENIG"


IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz called in top army officials to evaluate the security situation as rockets continued to bombard southern communities Friday.
Around 10 pm three rockets exploded in open areas near Sderot and in the Eshkol and Hof Ashkelon regional councils, bringing the total of rockets fired into Israel on Friday to a total of 12.
IAF strikes Gaza targets following spike in rocket attacks

The Israel Air Force struck targets associated with terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip early Saturday morning, the IDF Spokesman's Office said in a statement. The air raid comes in response to a series of rockets fired into Israel by Gaza terrorsits on Friday.
The IAF reported direct hits on its targets, reiterating in the statement that it holds Hamas responsible for all terror activity emanating from Gaza and it will continue to respond forcefully to attacks on Israeli citizens.
US envoy Hale set to arrive in Jerusalem for talks
Quartet representatives and Hale will hold separate talks
with Israeli, Palestinian officials, State Department says.