Israel's 'Pillar of Defense' operation at a glance

The Associated Press
November 15, 2012
The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday  that the army is prepared for a “significant widening” of its operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)
The Iron Dome defense system fires to interecpt incoming missiles from Gaza in the port town of Ashdod, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the army is prepared for a “significant widening” of its operation in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo /Tsafrir Abayov)

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the second day of Israel's operation "Pillar of Defense," here's a look at causalities, and the number of hits by both sides:

— Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip killed three Israelis on Thursday in a rocket attack likely to deepen a bruising Israeli air, naval and artillery offensive, the most intense assault on the Palestinian territory in four years.

— The Israeli military has killed 15 Palestinians in Gaza, including three children and seven militants, and wounded more than 188, most of them civilians, since the operation started Wednesday.

— The Israeli military says it has hit more than 200 targets since the offensive began.

— It also says Gaza militants fired around 160 rockets at Israel on Thursday, bringing the total since the start of the operation to 245.

— Israel says its Iron Dome missile defense system has intercepted 80 of those rockets.