Sunday, July 2

Two dead as Israeli jets hammer PA PM Haniyeh's Gaza office

"The Israel Air Force On Saturday night attacked the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza, causing a fire in the building.

"According to Palestinian eyewitnesses, two missiles hit the northern part of the building containing the office, which was empty due to the late hour. One person was reported wounded in the strike."

"This is the policy of the jungle and arrogance," Haniyeh told Reuters, adding that the strike "targeted a symbol of the Palestinian people."

The official IDF statement:

July 2nd 2006


"IDF aerial attack on the office of Ismail Haniya

"Early this morning, July 2 nd 2006, the IDF carried out an aerial attack on
the office of Ismail Haniya, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority
from Hamas.

"Hamas is a terror organization which regularly plans and carries out attacks
against Israel, including attacks carried out in recent weeks. The IDF holds
the Palestinian Authority and the democratically elected Hamas government
responsible for the attack and the fate of the abducted soldier.

"The IDF will continue to act with determination and to employ all means at
its disposal to combat terrorists and their infrastructure, in order to
defend the citizens of Israel and to secure the safe and unconditional
return of Cpl. Gilad Shalit."

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