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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.

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.

2006-07-01 17:17:13

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was widely expected on Sunday to ease an economic blockade on the Gaza Strip but to keep up a military offensive designed to force Palestinian militants to free a kidnapped soldier.

2006-06-30 00:30:34

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza on Friday, setting ablaze the Interior Ministry offices of the Hamas-led Palestinian government in a widening military effort to secure the release of a captured soldier.

2006-06-29 21:07:47

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes on Friday in a widening military effort to secure the release of an abducted Israeli soldier amid an Egyptian report that the ruling Palestinian party has approved his freedom.

2006-06-29 06:13:01

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel arrested one-third of the Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet on Thursday in what the Islamist group called a bid to topple its government, as the Israeli army prepared to expand a Gaza offensive to free an abducted soldier.

2006-06-28 17:48:35

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers arrested a member of the Hamas-led Palestinian government early on Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Palestinian security officials said.

2006-06-28 11:34:32

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel on Wednesday launched its first ground offensive into the Gaza Strip since quitting the territory last year, ratcheting up pressure on Palestinian militants to release an abducted soldier.

2006-06-28 05:22:22

By Adam Entous JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops on an offensive into the Gaza Strip face Palestinian militants who are much better armed than when the Jewish state's forces pulled out of the territory last year, Israeli officials and analysts say.

2006-06-27 21:27:51

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli tanks backed by helicopter gunships pushed into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, stepping up pressure on the Palestinians to secure the release of a kidnapped soldier.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.