Israel Deepens Gaza Incursion as Toll Mounts

Published on 05 January 2009

Israeli troops commandeered high-rise buildings in three eastern districts of Gaza City on Monday, expelling residents and shooting militants in the streets in their furious effort to break Hamas’s fighting ability. On the 10th day of Israel’s war on the Islamist rulers of Gaza, more Palestinian civilians, including about 12 children, were killed and fuel and water supplies were severely strained for hundreds of thousands.

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