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Wednesday, July 12. 2006, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

2006 Lebanon War: Israeli troops invade Lebanon in response to Hezbollah kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing 3. Hezbollah declares open war against Israel 2 days later.
An Israeli air strike destroys the Palestinian Foreign Ministry Building in Gaza City. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5175002.stm (BBC), //www.forbes.com/technology/feeds/ap/2006/07/12/ap2875344.html (AP)
The death toll from the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings rises to 200 deaths and 700 injuries. Timers in pencils have been found at some of the sites of explosion. //www.breitbart.com/news/2006/07/12/D8IQFV480.html (Associated Press), //www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/07/12/mumbai.blasts/index.html (CNN)
An Israeli brigade enters the central Gaza Strip via Kissufim crossing, aiming at temporarily bisecting it. Simultaneously, the Israel Air Force targets a meeting of Hamas operational wing commanders in an apartment building in Gaza city. One Hamas leader, seven members of his family and one neighbour are killed. Top Hamas leaders Mohammed Deif and Abu Anas al-Ghandour, who Israeli officials claim were heavily involved in the kidnapping of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, are moderately wounded. Fourteen additional Palestinian militants are killed in other incidents in the Gaza Strip. //www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/737324.html (Haaretz), //www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3274212,00.html (Ynet), //today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNewsstoryID=2006-07-12T122502Z_01_L12236669_RTRUKOC_0_US-MIDEAST-GAZA.xml (Reuters)
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