Hamas

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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Operation Cast Lead Update No. 14

IDF forces continued expanding the ground operation, reaching the outskirts of Gaza City, exposing and destroying terrorist infrastructure facilities.
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Operation Cast Lead Update No. 13

IDF reserve forces joined the ground forces fighting in the Gaza Strip, making it possible to slowly extend the ground action during the current phase.
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