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1/3 Palestine Watch URGENT ALERT! Israel Begin Invade Gaza! More Killing Coming!
by Lee Siu Hin Peace NO War Network (Info [at]
Saturday Jan 3rd, 2009 1:12 PM
We encourages you to go to the street, hold emergency protest against Israeli Invasion and Massacre!
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1/3 URGENT ALERT! Israel Begin Invade Gaza! More Killing Will Be Coming!
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03 Jan 2009
Breaking: Israeli ground troops enter Gaza --Israel begins using ground artillery, firing shells from tanks 03 Jan 2009 Israeli troops began moving into Gaza on Saturday night, Israel Defense Forces said. "We have just a short while ago launched the second stage of the operation against Hamas infrastructure," IDF spokeswoman Maj. Avital Leibovich told CNN. Earlier, the Israelis used ground artillery for the first time in the eight-day-old conflict when Israeli tanks fired shells into Gaza from the northern and eastern borders.

Israeli Ground Forces Push Into Gaza 03 Jan 2009 Israeli troops backed by helicopters advanced into Gaza on Saturday, a Palestinian witness and the Israeli army said, in the first ground action of an eight-day offensive against Hamas in the Palestinian enclave. The small column of military vehicles crossed the boundary fence into the northern Gaza Strip under darkness, said the witness, a resident of Beit Lahiya.

Thousands protest in Europe at Gaza offensive 03 Jan 2009 Thousands of chanting, banner-waving demonstrators marched in cities across Europe on Saturday to demand a halt to Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip. Protests were held or scheduled in Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain as the Israeli offensive entered its second week. Kuwaitis also took to the streets, a day after bigger Middle East rallies.


Israel launches ground assault into Gaza

Gaza border
Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times
Bombing in the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces included what appeared to be smoke bombs.
Troops and tanks cross into the Hamas-ruled territory, widening the week-old assault aimed at halting rocket fire into Israel.
By Richard Boudreaux Los Angeles Times
11:27 AM PST, January 3, 2009
Reporting from Jerusalem -- Israeli troops and tanks crossed into the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip this evening, widening a week-old assault aimed at halting the militant Palestinian group's rocket fire into Israel.

A column of tanks, some firing their weapons, rolled into the northern part of the coastal enclave as Israeli combat helicopters flew overhead, according to Palestinian residents. Israeli television channels broadcast images of troops marching into the territory.
The ground offensive, launched after a week of punishing airstrikes, is designed to take control of Hamas' rocket-launching areas, the military announced. It said tank, artillery, special operations and intelligence units were taking part.

As Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas positions today, a missile struck a mosque in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya during late-afternoon prayers, killing 13 people inside, Palestinian medical workers reported. Two of the dead were children, they said.

The ground offensive began after dark, following a round of Israeli artillery fire that created a blanket of dust and smoke that obscured the troops' advance.
Israel launched the airstrikes Dec. 27 after Hamas called off a much-violated truce accord that lasted six months. The operation has killed more than 440 Palestinians, including dozens of civilians, according to Palestinian and United Nations counts, but has not stopped the rocket fire from Palestinian militants. Four Israelis have been killed.

Thousands of Israeli troops had been massing along the border for days, and Israeli officials said preparations for the ground offensive were completed Friday.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office said today that the government had ordered the call-up of tens of thousands of military reservists.
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