Friday, April 11, 2008

Israel cuts fuel, sends in tanks, bulldozers, helicopters

Fuel cut off before raid (AP):
JERUSALEM - Israel cut off the only source of fuel to Gaza's 1.4 million people Thursday after a deadly Palestinian raid on the Israeli depot, deepening the seaside territory's hardship.
Helicopters, tanks and bulldozers enter Gaza according to this story from AFP:

BUREIJ, GAZA STRIP (AFP) — Israeli tanks and bulldozers, backed by helicopters, crossed into Gaza on Friday after the Jewish state vowed to retaliate against Hamas for an explosion of violence earlier this week.

A 10-year-old child was fatally wounded by tank fire in Bureij and another seven Palestinians, two of them teenagers, were wounded in clashes, Gaza medics said.

Ten tanks and two armoured bulldozers entered one kilometre (0.6 mile) into Gaza, west of the Bureij refugee camp, drawing heavy fire from militants, Palestinian security sources said. Two assault helicopters flew overhead.

Dozens of teenagers stood on the outskirts of the refugee camps facing the Israeli force some 200 meters (yards) away.

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Finally, a story from Russia Today on the fuel shortage: