Israeli forces roll into Gaza

June 2006
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;6/30/2006, Vol. 50 Issue 26, p2
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This article reports on the abduction of an Israeli soldier in Gaza by Hamas' military wing in June 2006. Tensions between Israel and the Palestinian government reached new levels following the abduction of Corporal Gilad Shalit. As a counterattack, Israeli troops detained several Palestinian ministers and dozens of officials from Hamas in raids across the West Bank. A statement issued by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert regarding their operation is given. This article also provides the demands of Hamas for the freedom of Shalit.


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