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Israel fails to assassinate Islamic Jihad leaders after deadly week

Israel tried but failed to assassinate the leader of Islamic Jihad and one of his lieutenants in the Gaza Strip, after the radical Islamic group killed 11 of its soldiers this week. The United Nations, meanwhile, said Israel had made more than 1,000 Palestinians homeless in an intensive demolition operation in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah, where much of the recent violence has taken place. Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qorei also said he would propose a ceasefire with Israel as he went into talks with US Secretary of State Colin Powell in Jordan. Early Saturday, Israeli helicopter gunships pounded targets in Gaza City in an apparent attempt to assassinate Islamic Jihad’s top leader Mohammed al-Hindi. Full Story

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