Jun 28

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Israel Attacks Gaza After Soldier Captured

Israeli troops attacked parts of Gaza in response to the Palestinian abduction of an Israeli soldier. After destroying three Palestinian bridges, forces crossed into Gaza for the first time since the Israeli withdrawal 10 months ago.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and newly elected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed to a face-to-face meeting next week in Egypt to discuss ways to implement the internationally backed "road map" for peace in the Middle East.

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