Seven die in Israel's Gaza offensive
Wednesday 01 November 2006
Infantry units backed by tanks stormed into Bait Hanun town overnight, surrounding and blocking access to the hospital and establishing control over the town, medical officials and witnesses said on Wednesday.
Aljazeera's Palestinian correspondent said the Israeli military has announced the death of an Israeli soldier during the Bait Hanun operation.
An Israeli army spokesman confirmed that a "major operation" was under way in the sector. Two air raids had been carried out and "30 armed Palestinians were hit", he said.
The spokesman said the operation was "limited," but refused to say when it would end. more...