Tanks Moving Into GazaSan Francisco Bay Area 02 Oct 2004 07:19 GMT
10/1/2004 A widescale Israeli military offensive is currently underway in the Northern Gaza Strip. On Thursday, thirty one people were killed in the deadliest day of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in more than two years. On Friday, Israel sent up to 100 tanks into Gaza in a military operation approved by Sharon's cabinet. The European Union has denounced this latest attack by Israel as a "disproportionate" response. In recent days members of Israel's elite Air Force unit "Shaldag" have come forward to denounce aspect collective punishment used by the military during past incursions by the IDF into Gaza.