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Netanyahu Says All Options Open as Gaza Deaths Top 100

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said international pressure won’t keep his country from taking action to end a barrage of rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as the death toll in the Palestinian enclave topped 100.

“We are weighing all options and preparing all options,” Netanyahu said today in a televised news conference, as the military called up 33,000 reserve soldiers in advance of a possible ground incursion into Gaza. Israeli aircraft so far have led the attack against Gaza rocket squads, which caused the first Israeli civilian casualty of the week's conflict today when a missile struck a gas station in Ashdod, injuring three.