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2006-07-15 22:43:01

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces moved back into the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing at least three militants in an offensive that has continued as fighting with Lebanese Hizbollah guerillas opened a second front. The Gaza operation, aimed at recovering a captured soldier and stopping armed groups from firing makeshift rockets, has piled pressure on the Palestinian government led by Hamas, which demands a prisoner swap for the Israeli corporal. Israeli...

2006-07-15 02:52:40

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft attacked the Palestinian Economy Ministry and a house in Gaza on Saturday, part of an offensive to free a captured soldier and destroy the institutions of the Hamas-led government. Doctors said one person was killed in the attack on the house and several were wounded. It was not immediately clear who was being targeted. Witnesses said the house was destroyed. Israel's army confirmed it had targeted the building. The strike came...

2006-07-11 15:36:17

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed a militant and wounded several gunmen and civilians in Gaza on Tuesday in an offensive Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said would only ensure Israelis have no peace. Israel Radio said the army was pursuing preparations to widen ground operations in Gaza, as part of an offensive it launched in the territory three days after the June 25 abduction of a soldier by militants in a cross-border raid. Palestinian...

2006-07-11 07:53:04

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed a militant and wounded several gunmen and civilians in Gaza on Tuesday as part of an offensive that Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said would only ensure Israelis had no peace. "We present this clear message: If Israel will not allow Palestinians to live in peace, dignity and national integrity, Israelis themselves will not be able to enjoy those same rights," Haniyeh, a leader of the militant Islamist group...

2006-07-11 02:52:40

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Leaving behind a region set on edge by North Korean missile launches, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi departed on Tuesday for an increasingly tense Middle East to call for more efforts toward regional peace. Japan has long felt it has a special role to play as a mediator between Israel and the Palestinians since it lacks much of the political baggage of the United States, allowing for warmer ties with Arab nations. This holds true more than...

2006-07-10 02:25:02

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed one Palestinian militant and wounded three others in the Gaza Strip on Monday after the Jewish state vowed an open-ended offensive to free an abducted soldier and halt rocket attacks. The Israeli army said an aircraft fired at a group that was preparing to fire a rocket into Israel. Palestinian security sources said the group included armed men from several factions, including the governing Hamas militant group....

2006-07-09 19:56:11

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed one Palestinian militant and wounded three others in the Gaza Strip on Monday after the Jewish state vowed an open-ended offensive to free an abducted soldier and halt rocket attacks. The Israeli army said an aircraft fired at a group that was preparing to fire a rocket into Israel. Palestinian security sources said the group included armed men from several factions, including the governing Hamas militant group....

2006-07-09 17:02:40

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel vowed on Sunday to pursue air and ground assaults in the Gaza Strip indefinitely, rebuffing a proposed truce and keeping pressure on militants to free an abducted soldier and halt cross-border rocket attacks. "This is a war that cannot be on a timetable," a senior government official quoted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as telling his cabinet, a day after Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas raised the prospect of a...

2006-07-09 08:23:51

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it would continue air and ground assaults in the Gaza Strip indefinitely, rebuffing a proposed truce and keeping pressure on militants to free an abducted soldier and halt cross-border rocket attacks. "This is a war that cannot be on a timetable," a senior government official quoted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as telling his cabinet, a day after Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas raised the prospect of a...

2006-07-08 23:33:57

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched rapid-fire air strikes against Palestinian targets across the Gaza Strip on Sunday after rebuffing a proposed ceasefire by Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. Israel is threatening to expand its offensive unless militants release Corporal Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier abducted in a cross-border raid on June 25, and halt rocket fire on Israeli cities. At least three militants were injured in an early morning air strike...