Israeli Forces Enter Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Jun 29, 2006 (AP)
"Israeli warplanes struck the Palestinian Interior Ministry early Friday, setting it ablaze as Arab leaders tried to forge a deal that would halt the Israeli offensive and free a 19-year-old soldier held by gunmen allied with the ruling Islamic Hamas.
The bombing was one of more than a dozen across the Gaza Strip after midnight, though Israel called off a planned ground invasion of northern Gaza on Thursday in order to give diplomacy another chance."
Gaza/Ramallah June 29, 2006 (Bangkok post)
Israel arrests Hamas, attacks ministry
"In an unprecedented campaign against Hamas, Israel arrested much of the West Bank leadership of the governing Palestinian movement, then fired air-to-surface missiles in the predawn Friday attack that hit an empty interior ministry building in Gaza City."
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