Nightly News | November 20, 2012
>> this is richard engel in gaza , the storm before the calm . a flurry of violence in gaza today. israel bombed hamas ' main bank overnight, and a half dozen houses of militant commanders this morning. in this one, killing a suspected militant and his two young sons. it didn't feel like a cease-fire was coming at all. hamas retaliated with more than 100 rockets including one for jerusalem. it missed but wasn't shot down. as dozens of palestinians were being treated for injuries, word from ept that a truce would be in place by the day's end came as a shock. then israel switched into really high gear , using the last few hours to target four cars of suspected militants. killing more than a dozen palestinians and two journalists from a pro hamas tv station . palestinian families suddenly began flooding into schools. they were frantic, overloaded with blankets, arriving packed in cars. on horse drawn carts, on tractors. we're doomed this woman said, we've been kicked out of our homes. more rushed into classrooms, looking for shelter.
>> people are screening in here after these leaflets were dropped on their homes. they say immediately evacuate your houses by order of the israeli military . it's created something of a participatic here, and people think an israeli invasion could be imminent.
>> israel said it dropped leaflets so civilians can avoid conflict zones. for many here, this felt like a cruel trick. hundreds of thousands of gaz ans ordered to move away from the israeli border with little notice. and told to move into a tiny area. we are a family of 150 people. where are we to go this woman asks? after a long day of uncertainty, tonight israeli jets are bombing across the gaza strip . it's the heaviest night of bombardment so far. there's no truce yet, and from here, it's not clear one's coming. brian?
>> richard ethel inside gaza for us tonight. richard engel , thanks.