On Monday, Raed al-Batsh, 16, and his brother Mahmoud, eight, were killed along with 14-year-old Ahmed Sweisi by a missile that also killed two Palestinian militants on a crowded Gaza City street on Monday afternoon.The two brothers were helping out in their dad's welding shop when an Israeli missile slammed into an ice cream truck carrying Islamic Jihad gunmen.
The Israeli military confirmed the attack, saying the target was one of the dead men, Islamic Jihad operatives Munir Sukar and Ashraf Shaluf who had carried out rocket attacks against Israel.
The Israeli military continued to shell areas of the Gaza Strip, and conducted twenty-nine incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank this week. Houses were raided and thirty-eight Palestinian civilians were arrested. At least one house was occupied by Israeli soldiers and turned into a military post.
If you arrived here in May 2007 by googling for an image of Livni and Sharon, try reading what Lord Patel has written over a long time about Livni and how she will succeed Olmert. Today she made her bid - and she will succeed, and a great deal more blood will be spilt in the Middle East. Read on here