There were no casualties. Israel has already destroyed the offices of the prime minister and foreign and interior ministers from the Hamas-led government. It says it is doing so because gunmen from Hamas were among factions that seized Corporal Gilad Shalit in late June.
25” The Israeli army has also been present at the Rafah crossing at Gaza’s border with Egypt where Hamas gunmen blew a hole in the border wall to allow nearly 1,000 stranded Palestinians to head home. They had been trapped at the crossing after Israel closed it because of Gilad Shalit’s abduction. Despite the relief felt by those stranded, there was soon panic. Israeli helicopters opened fire to try and prevent the Palestinians crossing the border wall.