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Israel threatens to increase attacks

Published:Monday | January 7, 2008 | 3:55 PM

Palestinian negotiator accused Israel of increasing attacks on Palestinians ahead of a visit by United States President, George W. Bush.

President Bush is expected to visit the region on Wednesday.Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert threatened increased attacks against militants in the Gaza Strip.

He was speaking after a rocket launched by Palestinian militants last Thursday, reached 15 kilometers from the Gaza. This was the farthest a rocket ever landed inside Israel.

In a separate development, Palestinians said Israeli troops raided Gaza on Sunday, killing four people including two civilians.