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Israeli Cabinet Debates Gaza Operation

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s senior ministers were expected on Sunday to approve intensified operations against Gaza Strip rocket squads, but to stop short of authorizing a large-scale operation to try to stop daily attacks on southern Israel, government officials said. The rocket fire generates great panic in areas of southern Israel that are frequent targets, but harsh military action is liable to upset efforts to revive the peace process. Israeli defense officials have cautioned that the Gaza Strip is becoming a powder keg as militants smuggle in weapons from Egypt and militants affiliated with the ruling Hamas movement become involved in the rocket fire. Full Story

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