Israel seizes Hamas legislators

Israeli troops have detained eight Palestinian ministers and dozens of officials from the ruling Hamas group in raids across the West Bank. Sixty-four MPs and officials were seized, amid Israeli efforts to secure freedom for a captured soldier in Gaza. Israeli forces meanwhile massed at Gaza's northern border, as troops and tanks dug into positions in the south, a day after their original incursion. Air strikes have damaged infrastructure in Gaza without causing casualties.

2006-06-29

 Israel Gaza Palestine Hamas abduction minister West Bank

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