Sharon: Stop Rocket Fire by Any Means

(Ynet News) Diana Bahur-Nir - Prime Minister Sharon ordered Israeli security forces Sunday to use any means necessary to put an end to the barrage of some 40 Kassam rockets fired at Sderot and western Negev communities by Palestinians over the weekend. Operation "First Rain," which is not limited in time, was launched Sunday with the bombardment of several targets in Gaza and with the arrests of over 200 Palestinians in the West Bank, most of them from Hamas. The security cabinet convened Saturday evening and approved a series of operations to stop the rocket strikes, including artillery fire on Gaza targets, the renewal of targeted interceptions of terrorists in the West Bank and Gaza, strikes on Palestinian infrastructure, arrests of terror suspects, and a curb on the entry of Palestinians into Israel. On Sunday, "practice-fire" of artillery shells was conducted into open fields in Gaza.

2005-09-26 00:00:00

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