Israeli soldiers shot and critically wounded two Hamas gunmen on Monday in a fresh round of violence triggered by the firing of mortars at Israel from the Gaza Strip, Hamas officials and medics said.
An acting defence minister, a former premier and an ex-homeland security tsar will battle for the leadership of Israel's Labour party on Monday in a vote that may seal the fate of embattled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
A Hamas rocket attack from Gaza killed a man in Israel on Sunday and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert pledged unlimited military action against the militant group, saying "no one involved in terror" would be immune.
Hours after a Qassam rocket shot into Israel from Gaza killed an Israeli civilian, Israel's prime minister on Sunday warned "all those involved in firing Qassams will be hit. No one is immune."
Israel and Hamas traded threats on Sunday as an Israeli civilian died in a second deadly rocket strike from Gaza within a week and the Jewish state pursued its relentless pounding of militant targets.
After a Palestinian rocket killed an Israeli, Israel warned: "We are not bound by any timetable in this matter. We will decide where, how and to what extent we act." Photo: A member of the Hamas Executive Force at a base that was damaged by an Israeli missile strike on Sunday.
Israel warned on Sunday that no one "involved in terror" was safe from attack as an Israeli civilian died in a second deadly rocket strike from the Gaza Strip in less than a week.
Olmert Says Israel Will Do What It Takes to Stop Rockets, but Warns There's No Quick Fix
Hamas hardened its stance on Saturday after a new barrage of Israeli airstrikes killed five militants, saying it would not consider a truce and calling for more attacks on Israel.
(RTTNews) - Israel will continue crackdown against Hamas, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday. This followed a rocket attack from Gaza killing an Israeli man earlier.