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2006-07-02 17:24:05

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile into a Hamas office in Gaza City on Monday, witnesses said, hours after Israel's prime minister ordered the army to intensify operations to free a captured soldier. The army said it hit a meeting place for militants from a rival organization. It was unclear if there were any casualties. Israeli aircraft on Sunday attacked the empty office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. The Jewish state has said no...

2006-07-02 15:17:17

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel's prime minister ordered the army on Sunday to intensify operations in Gaza to free a captured soldier after aircraft attacked the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. The pre-dawn strike on Haniyeh's empty office in the Gaza Strip followed warnings from Israel that no one in the Hamas-led government was immune from attack. "I have given instructions to intensify the strength of action by the army and security...

2006-07-02 12:22:58

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Sunday he had ordered the army to "intensify" action in the Gaza Strip aimed at forcing Palestinian militants to free a captured soldier. Olmert was speaking after an Israeli helicopter carried out a pre-dawn attack on the empty office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. "I have given instructions to intensify the strength of action by the army and security services, to hunt down these terrorists,...

2006-07-02 05:21:11

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter fired a missile into the empty office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday in an apparent signal the Hamas leader could be targeted unless militants release an abducted soldier. The air strike was part of a military offensive in the Gaza Strip that has been coupled with statements from Israeli leaders that no one in the Hamas-led government should believe he was immune from attack. "We will strike anyone...

2006-07-01 19:05:20

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel's air force attacked the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday in the latest phase of a Gaza offensive designed to force militants into freeing an abducted soldier. Haniyeh, a leader of the ruling militant Islamist party Hamas, was not in his Gaza City office at the time of the helicopter strike, witnesses said. One Hamas member was killed in a second attack on an office used by forces loyal to Hamas. A third...

2006-07-01 18:33:02

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed at least one person in helicopter missile attacks on the Gaza City office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and an office used by forces loyal to his governing party, witnesses said. They said Haniyeh, a leader the militant Islamist group Hamas, was not in his office at the time. The person was killed in the second strike and was identified as a Hamas member. In a separate air strike, a missile was fired at a Gaza school founded by...

2006-07-01 17:50:01

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter gunship fired at least one missile at the Gaza City office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh early on Sunday, witnesses said. They said Haniyeh, a top Hamas official, was not believed to be in the office at the time.

2006-07-01 02:26:55

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel on Saturday rejected demands from Palestinian militants who captured an Israeli soldier to free 1,000 prisoners from its jails and kept up air strikes on Gaza aimed at winning his release. The militants seized Corporal Gilad Shalit in a raid across the Gaza Strip's frontier last Sunday, sparking a crisis that has sent Israeli-Palestinian relations to new lows. "Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has reiterated that there will be no deals, that...

2006-06-30 19:31:34

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militant factions who captured an Israeli soldier demanded on Saturday that Israel free 1,000 prisoners from its jails and end an assault on Gaza launched to win the soldier's release. A statement from the groups -- the second since Corporal Gilad Shalit was captured in a raid across Gaza's frontier on Sunday -- appeared to cast doubt on the hopes of mediators that diplomacy could soon get him free. Israel has said repeatedly that it...

2006-06-30 18:47:17

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian militant factions who captured an Israeli soldier demanded on Saturday that Israel free 1,000 prisoners from its jails and end an assault on Gaza launched to win the soldier's release. A statement from the groups -- the second since Corporal Gilad Shalit was captured in a raid across Gaza's frontier on Sunday -- appeared to cast doubt on the hopes of mediators that diplomacy could soon get him free and demanded an end to "all Israeli...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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