Israeli Air Strike Hits Near Palestinian PM's home

Increases tension between factions
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2007 2:40 PM CDT
Israeli Air Strike Hits Near Palestinian PM's home
Bodyguards surround Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh from Hamas, center, as he walks in the area where an Israeli missile strike hit a post for his bodyguards near his home in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, late Thursday, May 24, 2007. An Israeli aircraft fired a missile late...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – An Israeli air strike hit near the Gaza home of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh  today. The Israeli military said that Haniyeh was not the target, though an official said earlier this week that any Hamas leader—including Haniyeh—rmight be attacked if rocket strikes on Israel continue.

The Israeli strike occurred as Hamas and Fatah factions were meeting to wrestle with differences over whether to stop firing the rockets into Israel. (Read more Israel stories.)

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