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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 14:05 GMT 15:05 UK
Israeli planes strike Gaza Strip
Gaza bomb damage
Palestinians inspect the damage from the Israeli strike
Israel has carried out an air strike on Gaza, damaging a block of flats.

Reports said the target was a local leader of the militant group, Islamic Jihad, who had been travelling past the building in a car. He was unhurt.

The Israeli military confirmed that it had carried out an air attack on Gaza City, but gave no further details.

In the West Bank, the Israeli military detained what it says were 15 suspected Palestinian militants in overnight raids across the West Bank.

Reports said raids were carried out in Bethlehem, Nablus, Qalqilya and Ramallah.

The raid in Nablus was also reported by the official Palestinian news agency.

The agency said Israeli troops had ordered a number of people out of their homes, before searching the buildings and taking six men away.

The agency also said there had been raids in Hebron, and that a member of the Palestinian presidential guard who lived in the city had been detained at a checkpoint while returning from his work in Jericho.




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