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2006-07-06 19:15:20

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces dug in across a swathe of the northern Gaza Strip on Friday after the bloodiest day of fighting with militants in nearly two years left 19 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier dead. The army pushed deep into the territory on Thursday, taking over areas that Israel abandoned last year on an offensive launched with the aim of bringing home a captured soldier and halting rocket fire into the Jewish state. The incursion has piled more...

2006-07-06 18:05:16

By Nidal al-Mughrabi BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza (Reuters) - Israeli forces on an offensive in Gaza killed 18 Palestinians in air strikes and clashes with militants on Thursday in the worst violence since the Jewish state quit the strip a year ago. Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier in northern Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sent tanks deeper into Gaza overnight after militants from the ruling Hamas movement fired rockets into a major Israeli city for the first time. The...

2006-07-06 16:02:20

By Nidal al-Mughrabi BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza (Reuters) - Israeli forces on an offensive in Gaza killed 17 Palestinians in air strikes and clashes with militants on Thursday in the worst violence since the Jewish state quit the strip a year ago. Gunmen also killed an Israeli soldier in northern Gaza, the army said. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered tanks deeper into Gaza overnight after militants from the ruling Hamas movement fired rockets into a major Israeli city for the first...

2006-07-05 17:15:44

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas militants in Gaza fired a missile into a major Israeli city for a second consecutive day on Wednesday, hours after the Jewish state vowed to step up a military offensive in response to the first attack. The Israeli army said the rocket hit an orchard in the coastal city of Ashkelon, 12 km (7 miles) inside Israeli territory. As in Tuesday's attack, no one was hurt. A Hamas gunman and a Palestinian policeman were killed and six other people...

2006-07-04 08:57:09

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel warned the governing Palestinian faction Hamas that the "sky will fall on them" if they harm a captured soldier after a deadline passed on Tuesday for the Jewish state to accept a prisoner exchange. While Israeli tanks and infantry massed along the Gaza Strip's northern border for a threatened ground incursion, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the campaign to free Corporal Gilad Shalit could turn into "a long war." Three Palestinian...

2006-07-04 08:34:07

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel warned the governing Palestinian faction Hamas that the "sky will fall on them" if they harm a captured soldier after a deadline passed on Tuesday for the Jewish state to accept a prisoner exchange. While Israeli tanks and infantry massed along the Gaza Strip's northern border for a threatened ground incursion, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the campaign to free Corporal Gilad Shalit could turn into "a long war." Three Palestinian...

2006-07-03 18:15:00

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel built up forces at the edge of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after rejecting a looming deadline set by Palestinian militants to free hundreds of prisoners in exchange for a captured soldier. Three factions in Gaza, among them the armed wing of the governing Hamas Islamist group, have given Israel until 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) -- threatening that it should respond by then if it values the life of the captured soldier. Refusing to discuss a prisoner swap,...

2006-07-03 02:23:10

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militant groups that abducted an Israeli soldier gave Israel less than 24 hours on Monday to meet their demands for the release of Palestinian prisoners, threatening unspecified consequences if it refuses. "If the enemy does not agree to our humanitarian demands ... we will regard this case as closed," said "Military Communique 3," issued by the armed wing of the governing Hamas movement and two other factions. "We give the Zionist...

2006-07-02 18:08:53

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli helicopter gunships struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Monday after Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered the army to step up operations to free an abducted soldier. Olmert also warned leaders of the Hamas-led Palestinian government that any of them could be targets for attack. A helicopter fired a missile into a building in Gaza City that the army said was used by militants. The ruling Hamas movement also has an office there,...

2006-07-02 17:39:14

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile into a building used by militants in Gaza on Monday, witnesses said, hours after the prime minister ordered the army to step up operations to free a captured soldier. The army said an air strike targeted a meeting place in Gaza City for militants from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades of President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement. Hamas has an office in the same building, witnesses said. It was unclear if there were any...


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