June 28, 2006
Ain’t nobody going nowhere:
Israeli forces appeared to be stepping up the pressure on the Palestinians. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel would not hesitate to use “extreme steps” in its effort to rescue the soldier, Cpl. Gilad Shalit, 19.
Israeli forces conducted an air strike on a Hamas training camp in southern Gaza. According to witnesses, Israeli troops also took over the old Gaza airport and moved toward Rafah on the road that marks the border between Gaza and Egypt while Egyptian troops watched.
As Israeli tanks took positions on the outskirts of the airport, more tanks and ground forces massed in staging areas along the northeastern and southern border fence with Gaza, especially around Nahal Oz and Kerem Shalom.