Israeli soldiers have apparently expressed their annoyance after a ceasefire with Hamas was announced on Wednesday, by lying on the ground to spell out "Bibi Is A Loser" - using the nickname for Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu.

The picture, which has been posted on hundreds of Facebook and Twitter profiles, could not be immediately verified, but was posted on the Times of Israel, the Israel-American Renaissance Institute and on various pro-Israel Facebook groups.

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The photo has received thousands of shares and likes on different Facebook and Twitter pages


Residents in southern Israel, who have been under rocket bombardment from Hamas and other militant groups, have expressed frustration with the ceasefire.

Five rockets have been fired from Gaza into southern Israel since the ceasefire began at 9pm on Wednesday night. Israel has said it will not retaliate.


Avital Leibovich
It has been a quiet night in . Apart of 5 rockets that were fired in the first hour of ceasefire-no additional rockets fired.


View to the MidEast
5fth missile attack on since cease fire. That's what happens when you make agreements with .

Tens of thousands of reservist soldiers were called up for a potential ground invasion of Gaza, averted by the ceasefire.

Comments under the picture on Facebook ranged from those agreeing with the soldiers that the ceasefire had been premature, despite the mounting death toll.

But others called for the soldiers, whose battalion has not been identified, to be court-martialled for bring the IDF into disrepute.

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Palestinians celebrate the Israel-Hamas cease-fire in Gaza City


An IDF spokesman toldThe Times Of Israel they would be investigating the matter.

Yehiel Lasri, mayor of the city of Ashdod, where some of the rockets came down last night, told Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronoth: "This wasn't the conclusion we prayed for.

"I am afraid this lull will last for only a short while, and hope that at least we have garnered international support for a harsh response that will become necessary when the fire is renewed."


David Shor דוד שור
The fact that we're even discussing the possibility of a ceasefire is a victory for Hamas. In a sane world we'd be discussing their demise.

Around 1,500 rockets were fired into Israel, including ones aimed at the central city of Tel Aviv, over the eight-day conflict, with five Israelis killed.

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IDF soldiers embrace at an encampment on the Gaza border

Israel's retaliation for the rocket attacks was a missile bombardment of Gaza, killing more than 150 Palestinians, despite repeated claims that the Israel Defence Force would only target Palestinian militants, known combatants and rocket launching sites.

UN figures gave a total of 103 civilians killed, including at least 30 children, 12 of which under age 10, and 13 women killed.

A football pitch and a media building was also bombed in central Gaza.

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  • Palestinian Hamas militants parade during a rally to celebrate the Israel-Hamas cease-fire in the Jebaliya refugee camp, north Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gaza residents cleared rubble and claimed victory on Thursday, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Palestinian Hamas militants parade during a rally to celebrate the Israel-Hamas cease-fire in the Jebaliya refugee camp, north Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gaza residents cleared rubble and claimed victory on Thursday, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Palestinian Hamas militants parade during a rally to celebrate the Israel-Hamas cease-fire in the Jebaliya refugee camp, north Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gaza residents cleared rubble and claimed victory on Thursday, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Palestinian Hamas militants parade during a rally to celebrate the Israel-Hamas cease-fire in the Jebaliya refugee camp, north Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gaza residents cleared rubble and claimed victory on Thursday, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Palestinian Hamas militants parade during a rally to celebrate the Israel-Hamas cease-fire in the Jebaliya refugee camp, north Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gaza residents cleared rubble and claimed victory on Thursday, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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    Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, carry their weapons as they celebrate after the truce between Gaza and Israel came into effect, in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, on November 22, 2012. An Egypt-brokered truce took hold in the Gaza Strip after a week of bitter fighting between militant groups and Israel, with both sides claiming victory but remaining wary. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, attend the funeral of their comrade Nidal Hassan, killed the previous day, in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the centre of the Gaza Strip, on November 22, 2012. An Egypt-brokered truce took hold in the Gaza Strip after a week of bitter fighting between militant groups and Israel, with both sides claiming victory but remaining wary. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, carry the body of their comrade Nidal Hasan, killed the previous day, during his funeral in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the centre of the Gaza Strip, on November 22, 2012. An Egypt-brokered truce took hold in the Gaza Strip after a week of bitter fighting between militant groups and Israel, with both sides claiming victory but remaining wary. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, carry their weapons as they celebrate after the truce between Gaza and Israel came into effect, in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the centre of the Gaza Strip, on November 22, 2012. An Egypt-brokered truce took hold in the Gaza Strip after a week of bitter fighting between militant groups and Israel, with both sides claiming victory but remaining wary. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, carry their weapons as they celebrate after the truce between Gaza and Israel came into effect, in the Nusseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, on November 22, 2012. An Egypt-brokered truce took hold in the Gaza Strip after a week of bitter fighting between militant groups and Israel, with both sides claiming victory but remaining wary. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, attend the funeral of their comrad Nodal Hasan, in Nusairat refugee camp, central of Gaza Strip, on November 22, 2012, after he was killed the previous day in an Isareli shelling. An Egypt-brokered truce took hold in the Gaza Strip after a week of bitter fighting between militant groups and Israel, with both sides claiming victory but remaining wary. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants hold a press conference in Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gazans are celebrating a cease-fire agreement reached with Israel to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years constricting the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants hold a press conference in Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gazans are celebrating a cease-fire agreement reached with Israel to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years constricting the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • A Gaza man hugs a Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant after a press conference in Gaza City, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Gazans are celebrating a cease-fire agreement reached with Israel to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years constricting the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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  • A Palestinian searches through the rubble of the house of Issam Al Da'slees, top aide of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Nuseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

  • A Palestinian walks through the rubble of the house of Issam Al Da'slees, top aide of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Nuseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

  • A Palestinian walks through rubble of the house of Issam Al Da'slees, top aide of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Nuseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

  • Palestinians demonstrate during the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Clinton shuttled between Jerusalem and the West Bank to help piece together a deal to end Israel's weeklong offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

  • Smoke raises as another missile approaches the target during an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Palestinians demonstrate during the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Clinton shuttled between Jerusalem and the West Bank to help piece together a deal to end Israel's weeklong offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

  • Palestinians demonstrate during the meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Clinton shuttled between Jerusalem and the West Bank to help piece together a deal to end Israel's weeklong offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed more than 130 Palestinians. Militant rocket fire into Israel has killed five Israelis. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

  • Palestinian mourners pray around the body of Mohammed Ashour, 10, killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, during his funeral, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)

  • Mourners pray over the bodies of five Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes during their funeral in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shuttled between Jerusalem and the West Bank to help piece together a deal to end Israel’s weeklong offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza that has killed more than 130 Palestinians. Militant rocket fire into Israel has killed five Israelis. Clinton was due to travel later to Egypt, which is mediating in the crisis. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

  • A Palestinian man carries the body of Mohammed Ashour, 10, killed the previous day in an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, during his funeral, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)

  • Smoke raises after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • A dog peeks in to a house damaged by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip after it hit in a community in Be'er Tuvia Regional Council, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shuttled between Jerusalem and the West Bank to help piece together a deal to end Israel’s weeklong offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza that has killed more than 130 Palestinians. Militant rocket fire into Israel has killed five Israelis. Clinton was due to travel later to Egypt, which is mediating in the crisis. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

  • Israeli army artillery unit fires shells near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • An Israeli army artillery unit fires shells from near the Israel Gaza Strip border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • Israeli soldiers count shells near the Israel Gaza Strip border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • Israeli army artillery fire shells near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • Israeli army fire shells near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • Israeli army reservists take cover inside an armored personnel carrier as artillery, not seen, fire shells near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • Palestinian relatives cry during the funeral of Mohammed al-Koumi in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars Tuesday, a Gaza health official and the head of the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV said. Israel acknowledged targeting the men, claiming they had ties to militants. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Palestinian relative cries during the funeral of Mohammed al-Koumi in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars on Tuesday, a Gaza health official and the head of the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV said. Israel acknowledged targeting the men, claiming they had ties to militants. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Israeli army fire shells from near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • An Israeli army soldier watches Israeli army artillery firing shells from near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • An Israeli soldier, covered in a prayer shawl, prays at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • RETRANSMISSION FOR ALTERNATE CROP - Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on smuggling tunnels along the border between Egypt and Rafah southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

  • Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on smuggling tunnels along the border between Egypt and Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office.(AP Photo/Hatem Omar)

  • Palestinians react as flames and smoke rise from a smuggling tunnel after an Israeli strike along the border between Egypt and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Hatem Omar)

  • Israeli Army artillery fires from near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

  • A Palestinian man reacts as flames and smoke rise from a smuggling tunnel after an Israeli strike along the border between Egypt and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office.(AP Photo/Hatem Omar)

  • Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on smuggling tunnels along the border between Egypt and Rafah southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office.(AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

  • Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on smuggling tunnels along the border between Egypt and Rafah southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

  • Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on smuggling tunnels along the border between Egypt and Rafah southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

  • Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on smuggling tunnels along the border between Egypt and Rafah southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

  • A general view of destroyed Hamas government complex known as Abu Khadra after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Palestinian man walks between debris after an Israeli airstrike at a nearby Hamas government complex known as Abu Khadra in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Palestinian man rides past a destroyed area after an Israeli airstrike at a nearby Hamas government complex known as Abu Khadra in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Palestinian man walks between debris after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • A Palestinian man rides past a destroyed area after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

  • Palestinians look at the wreckage of a car after an Israeli air strike that killed several people in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • An Israeli soldier reads from a holy book as he sits in an armored personal carrier at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Border in southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. Clinton met earlier with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

  • Two Israeli reserve soldiers check their mobile phones near the Israel Gaza Border in southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. Clinton met earlier with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

  • Israeli tanks in a staging area near the Israel Gaza Border in southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. Clinton met earlier with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

  • An Israeli soldier prays next to an armored personnel carrier at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Israeli soldiers talk atop a tank at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Israeli soldiers prepare their armored personnel carrier at a staging area near the Israel Gaza Strip Border, southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The Israeli military has been pounding Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a bunker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the West Bank, trying to help negotiate a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Smoke rises from the destroyed Hamas government complex known as Abu Khadra in Gaza City, early Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Smoke rises from the destroyed Hamas government complex known as Abu Khadra in Gaza City, early Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As UN Call For Truce

    ISRAEL/GAZA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: Israeli soldiers prepare a shell amongst smoke as an artillery emplacement fires into Gaza on November 21, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Despite widespread rumors of a ceasefire, militants in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets and Israel continues its bombardment. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Israel to support and encourage a peace deal being brokered by Egypt. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As UN Call For Truce

    ISRAEL/GAZA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: An Israeli soldier runs for cover as incoming militant rockets are fired into Israel on November 21, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Despite widespread rumors of a ceasefire, militants in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets and Israel continues its bombardment. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Israel to support and encourage a peace deal being brokered by Egypt. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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    An Israeli soldier wearing a 'Talit' (prayer shawl) perform morning prayers while sitting at his tank at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border on November 21, 2012. Fighting raged on both sides of Gaza's borders Wednesday despite intensified efforts across the region to thrash out a truce to end a week of violence that has cost 136 Palestinian and five Israeli lives. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    An Israeli soldier wearing a 'Talit' (prayer shawl) and 'Tefilin' (phylacteries) performs morning prayers near his Israeli 155mm artillery canon at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border on November 21, 2012. Fighting raged on both sides of Gaza's borders Wednesday despite intensified efforts across the region to thrash out a truce to end a week of violence that has cost 136 Palestinian and five Israeli lives. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Palestinian man walks amidst debris at the destroyed compound of the internal security ministry in Gaza City after it was targeted by an Israeli air strike overnight on November 21, 2012. Fighting raged on both sides of Gaza's borders Wednesday despite intensified efforts across the region to thrash out a truce to end a week of violence that has cost 136 Palestinian and five Israeli lives. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)