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January 25, 2003

Israeli Forces Blow Up Bridges in Gaza

Deconstructing a bridge over troubled waters.
Israeli forces blew up four bridges in the northern Gaza Strip today (Saturday) in an area where several short-range Palestinian rockets were fired into Israel on Friday.

One Palestinian man was shot dead and 20 others were wounded in the raid. Israeli forces have now withdrawn.

The Israeli military says the overpasses in the town of Beit Hanoun were used by Palestinian militants to carry out the rocket attacks. An army statement says more than 30 of the home-made (Qassam) rockets have been launched at Israeli targets from the area in the past year.

Officials says one of the rockets fired Friday damaged a home in the southern Israeli town of Sderot, but did not hurt anyone. The Palestinian militant group Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.