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Israel fires missiles at Abbas’ compound

April 5, 2006

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— Israeli warplanes fired three missiles into the Gaza City compound of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in response to Palestinian rocket fire - the first such Israeli attack since the violent Islamic group Hamas took power last week.

Abbas condemned the attack, saying it had nothing to do with Hamas and was aimed at disrupting the daily lives of Palestinians.

The site was largely abandoned, and the army gave no explanation for hitting the compound of the moderate leader, who was in the West Bank. The missile strikes dug deep craters and wounded two police officers.

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