Thursday, June 29, 2006

Israel strikes Palestinian Interior Ministry

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft struck the Palestinian Interior Ministry early Friday, setting it on fire. No one was hurt. The Israeli military confirmed its planes hit the office of Interior Minister Said Siyam, which it called "a meeting place to plan and direct terror activity."
The Interior Ministry is nominally in charge of Palestinian security forces, though moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas removed most of its authority. Smoke rose from the building in downtown Gaza City, empty because of the late hour. The airstrike took place about 1:30 a.m. Friday. Palestinian leadership demanded immediate intervention of UN and cessation of Israeli aggression; mass demonstrations were held throughout Gaza Strip.


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