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Israeli forces attack Gaza power station

Palestinians dug in behind walls and embankments in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bracing for a major assault after Israel sent in troops and tanks and bombarded bridges and a power station to pressure militants to release a captured soldier. No casualties were reported. It was Israel’s first ground offensive since it pulled all of its soldiers and settlers out of Gaza last summer, and Palestinians, holed up at home, were bracing for a major strike. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel wouldn’t balk at “extreme action” to bring the soldier home, but had no intention of reoccupying Gaza. Full Story

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