Israel pulls out of Beit Hanoun

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Israeli troops pulled out of the Palestinian refugee camp of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip overnight Monday at the end of a long-standing operation of the Israel Defense Forces to destroy the terrorist infrastructure there.

The Engineering Corps carried out a number of missions in an effort to arrest wanted terrorists. Troops confiscated automatic rifles and ammunition. In the course of the operations the air force conducted air strikes and wounded 20 armed terrorists.

The IDF bombed for the second time the Palestinian Foreign Ministry in the northern Gaza Strip. The IDF also bombarded Kassam launching grounds used to fire rockets into Israel.

The army’s purpose in Gaza was to destroy the terrorist infrastructures and to bring captured Cpl. Gilad Shalit home in peace.

Over 100 terrorists have been killed since Israel launched its operation in Gaza.

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