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Operation Cast Lead-Update No. 17

On January 18 at 0200 hours, a unilateral ceasefire went into effect as Israel held its fire.
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Using civilians as humans shields: launching rockets at Israel from locations close to buildings and schools

Hanan al-Masri, an Al-Arabiya TV correspondent who works in the station’s offices in Gaza City, recounted that during Operation Cast Lead at the end of December, a Grad rocket was launched at Israel from under the building she worked in, located in the heart of the city.
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Operation Cast Lead-Update No. 16

During the past 24 hours events focused on the announcement made by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on the night of January 17, after a Political-Security Cabinet meeting.
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Iranian Support of Hamas

Israel’s disengagement from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 created a new situation which accelerated the establishment of the area controlled by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
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Operation Cast Lead—Update No. 15

Over the past 24 hours, IDF forces have continued expanding the ground operations in the outskirts of Gaza City, wrestling control of more and more areas from the terrorists and carrying out raids deep into the Hamas-controlled urban territory.
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Sa’id Siyam, a Hamas leader and Minister of Internal Affairs and National Security in Haniyah’s administration, was killed in an Israeli Air Force strike

In the afternoon of January 15, the Israeli Air Force attacked a building in the neighborhood of Jebaliya where Sa’id Siyam, a member of the Hamas leadership, was staying.
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