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Israeli planes strike Palestinian interior ministry

Israel planes struck the building housing the Palestinian interior ministry headquarters in Gaza City, causing substantial damage.

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 12:00 IST

Israeli forces attacked the Palestinian interior ministry headquarters in the Gaza Strip overnight and surrounded the West Bank home of the parliamentary speaker, Palestinian security sources said early on Wednesday.

Israel planes struck the building housing the Palestinian interior ministry headquarters in Gaza City, causing substantial damage, the source said.

That attack left four people wounded, according to a Palestinian medical source.

A little earlier Israeli planes bombarded a training camp used by the ruling Hamas Islamist movement in the southern Rafah district, the source added, without giving details.

The Palestinian source added that planes had also attacked and damaged a Hamas-run school in the northern Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile in the West Bank, a Palestinian security source said, Israeli troops in 15 jeeps surrounded a building in Ramallah where Palestinian parliamentary speaker Aziz al-Dweik lives.

An Israeli spokesman in Tel Aviv confirmed that "planes targeted the interior ministry in Gaza and a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip.