Mahmoud Zahar

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Israeli Army Moves Into Gaza City

Soldiers exchange gunfire with Hamas fighters on capital's streets

(Newser) - The Israeli army moved into Gaza City for the first time this morning, fighting gun battles in the streets with Hamas militants. The Guardian reports that Israeli soldiers were making house-by-house sweeps for fighters associated with Hamas. This morning Ehud Barak, the defense minister, said that Israel would continue to... More »

Israel: 'This War Will Not Stop'

What peace talks? Olmert vows to press on until Hamas rockets cease to fly

(Newser) - Israel continued its Gaza offensive unabated today, rejecting ceasefire overtures from Hamas and saying instead that it would fight until rockets stopped flying across its border , the AP reports. “This war will not stop,” said Ehud Olmert. “We will continue to fight the Jihad without concessions.”... More »

Israelis Kill Son of Senior Hamas Leader

Raid into Gaza kills 17

(Newser) - Israel sent tanks and helicopters into Gaza today, in a massive attack that killed 17, including the son of a powerful Hamas leader, the AP reports. It was the bloodiest engagement since Hamas took over Gaza, and the Palestinian Authority called it a “slap in the face” to Washington-backed... More »

Israel Takes Fight to Gaza

Four Palestinians dead after Israeli tanks and planes battle enter chaotic strip

(Newser) - Israeli aircraft and tanks attacked locations in Gaza today, killing four militants in their first assault on the strip since Hamas took over. An Israeli aerial strike targeted two rocket launchers in northern Gaza as tanks moved into southern Gaza, sparking a shootout that produced the four casualties. More »

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