The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Operation Summer Rains (Update No. 5, July 3)

In the field, the IDF has paused its land activity, while air strikes continue and focus on ground targets, and artillery attacks hit Qassam rocket launching sites. Politically, the Egyptian initiative to mediate the release of the abducted soldier apparently came (at least temporarily) to a dead end when the abductors issued “Military announcement No.
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Operation Summer Rains – the IDF continues its air strikes in the Gaza Strip (Update No.4, June 30, 11 a.m.)

Between June 29 and June 30 the IDF concentrated on attacking terrorist objectives from the air without increasing ground activity.
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Broadening the scope of the IDF military action, Operation Summer Rains (Update No. 3, June 29, 1 p.m.)

On the second day of Operation Summer Rains operational activities went beyond the borders of the Gaza Strip.
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IDF force attacked and soldier abducted near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom (Update No. 2, June 28, 1 p.m.)

On the night of June 27 the IDF initiated Operation Summer Rains, a limited land and air action in the southern Gaza Strip.
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IDF force attacked and soldier abducted near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom (Update No. 1)

The attack near Kerem Shalom (additional information)
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IDF force attacked and soldier abducted near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom

At about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 25, a group of seven Hamas and Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) terrorists attacked an IDF force close to Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. During the attack an Israeli soldier was abducted and removed to the Gaza Strip.
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