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Palestinian Sources: 7 Killed In Israeli Incursion

At least seven Palestinians were killed — including a two-year-old — and 12 injured after Israeli forces entered Gaza City early Thursday and blew up the house of a Hamas activist, according to Palestinian security sources. The raid came a day after a suicide bomber killed three people in a Tel Aviv bar and the release by the U.S. of a “road map” for peace in the Middle East. Israeli army tanks, bulldozers and Apache helicopters blew up the house of Yusef Abu Ghin, a member of Izzedine al-Qassam, the militant wing of Hamas, who is wanted by Israeli authorities. Israeli military sources said Israeli troops were fired on as they entered the Gaza City neighborhood of Sajaiyah to carry out arrests. They returned fire. Six Israeli soldiers were wounded. Two of Abu Ghin’s brothers, who were also believed to be in the house, are also wanted by Israel, the Palestinian sources said. Two of the wounded Palestinians are in critical condition, the sources said. Saeb Erakat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said: “The Israeli government should have responded when they received the road map with words and not bullets.” Full Story

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