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Israel vows to continue military operation


Source: | 03-04-2008 08:52

In the Middle East violent demonstrations erupted across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, hours after Israel withdrew troops from the Hamas-controlled area.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has threatened further action against militants in the Gaza Strip.(
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has threatened 
further action against militants in the Gaza Strip.

The five-day fighting has claimed the lives of more than a hundred Palestinians.

Now Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is promising to take further military action to curb rocket attacks.

Israeli troops have pulled out of the Gaza Strip after a US appeal to end the days of fighting and to rescue peace talks with the Palestinians.

After Israeli troops left, Hamas members rallied on the streets of Gaza,declaring "victory" over Israeli troops and vowed to continue firing rockets into Israel.

Violent protests flared across the West Bank, as Palestinians expressed anger over the deadly Israeli attacks on Gaza.

An Israeli official said there would be a "two-day interval" of attacks for a visit to the region by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

And Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has threatened further action against militants in the Gaza Strip.

Ehud Olmert, Israeli Prime Minister, said, "One thing I promise you - the armed force and security forces operations will not stop unless and until we achieve the objective of significant reduction in the firing of Qassam and rockets at the Israeli residents".

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is to hold talks in Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday and Wednesday on moving the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations forward.

Washington hopes a Palestinian statehood deal can be reached this year.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei