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2006-07-08 18:15:00

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel launched rapid-fire air strikes against Palestinian militants 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 near the...

2006-07-08 15:41:14

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas called for a ceasefire with Israel on Saturday after 11 days of fierce Gaza fighting, but Israel said militants must first release a captured soldier and halt rocket attacks. An Israeli offensive in Gaza has killed about 45 Palestinians, drawing international fire. Israeli airstrikes against militants on Friday killed six Palestinians, including a woman and her two children -- one a six-year-old...

2006-07-08 14:23:44

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas called for a ceasefire with Israel on Saturday after 11 days of fierce Gaza fighting, but Israel said militants must first release a captured soldier and halt rocket attacks. An Israeli offensive in Gaza has killed about 45 Palestinians, drawing international fire. Israeli airstrikes against militants on Friday killed six Palestinians, including a woman and her two children -- one a six-year-old...

2006-07-08 13:13:19

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas called for a cease-fire with Israel on Saturday after 11 days of fierce Gaza fighting, but Israel said militants must first release a captured soldier and halt rocket attacks. Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip has killed around 45 Palestinians, drawing international fire. Israel's latest air strike in central Gaza killed three Palestinians, including a young girl, in a house. The army said...

2006-07-08 12:16:39

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas called for a ceasefire with Israel on Saturday after 11 days of fierce Gaza fighting, but Israel said militants must first release a captured soldier and halt rocket attacks. Israel's incursion into the Gaza Strip has killed more than 40 Palestinians and drawn international fire. "To get out of the current crisis, it is necessary that all parties restore calm on the basis of mutually stopping all...

2006-07-08 06:59:51

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh called for a halt to fighting on Saturday hours after Israel, whose forces have killed over 40 Palestinians in recent days, withdrew from most of the northern Gaza Strip. A statement from Haniyeh's office said: "To get out of the current crisis, it is necessary that all parties restore calm on the basis of mutually stopping all military operations." Haniyeh's statement called for restarting negotiations,...

2006-07-07 03:27:04

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The vast majority of Israelis believe the Jewish state should assassinate leaders of the governing Palestinian movement Hamas in response to the crisis in Gaza, a newspaper poll published on Friday showed. The survey in the Maariv daily showed 82 percent of Israelis favored killing leaders of the Islamic militant group, whom Israel holds responsible for the abduction of a soldier on June 25 in a cross-border raid from Gaza and recent rocket attacks. Respondents...

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 11:28:13

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Luke Baker BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza (Reuters) - Israeli forces on an offensive in Gaza killed 12 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, where clashes raged, the army said. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered tanks to push deeper into Gaza overnight after militants from the ruling Hamas movement fired rockets into...

2006-07-06 07:29:46

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces sharply stepped up an offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Thursday, fighting running battles with gunmen and killing four people in the worst violence since the cross-border operation began. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ordered tanks to push deeper into Gaza overnight after gunmen from the ruling Hamas movement fired rockets into a major Israeli city for the first time. The incursion -- nearly a year since Israel quit...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.