In the closest that Israel has come to confirming a mysterious air raid in Syria, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert acknowledged to his Cabinet on Sunday that Turkish airspace might have been violated during the operation.
Israel restricted the flow of fuel to Hamas-controlled Gaza on Sunday, a move it vowed to take in response to "the incessant firing of rockets into Israel," an adviser to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said.
Israel began restricting fuel shipments to the impoverished and increasingly isolated Gaza Strip on Sunday, ostensibly in retaliation for rocket attacks on its territory, officials said.
Israel began cutting vital fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, following through on a promise to step up pressure on the territory's Hamas rulers after months of Palestinian rocket attacks.
Israel began reducing fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip on Sunday under new economic sanctions to punish the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave for rocket fire on Israeli towns.
Israel said Sunday that it had begun reducing fuel supplies to Gaza and had closed down one of the two crossings through which food, medicines and other supplies pass into the strip.
Israel cut fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, ostensibly in retaliation for rocket attacks on its territory, according to European Union and Palestinian sources.
Palestinian officials complained that Israel cut fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip on Sunday but Israel denied it had started to implement sanctions it plans to impose in response to rocket fire from the Hamas-run enclave.
Israel began cutting vital fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, following through on a promise to step up pressure on the area's Hamas rulers in response to months of Palestinian rocket attacks.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has apologized to Turkey after it protested at Israel's apparent use of its airspace for a bombing run in neighboring Syria last month, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday.