Israel plans to isolate Gaza

The Israeli army announced a state of full alert on Sunday due to the recent security developments in Palestinian territories.

Israel plans to isolate Gaza
Israel plans to further isolate the Gaza Strip following the takeover there by Hamas, Israeli radio reported Sunday.

The Israeli army announced a state of full alert on Sunday due to the recent security developments in Palestinian territories.

Israeli radio reported that the state of alert covers all security bodies after the developments in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The radio also quoted security sources saying "Dialogue with Hamas is not possible at the moment as it controls Gaza Strip," the source added.

Israel had announced several days ago shut down of all land borders linking Gaza Strip with the outside world, stating that it will continue to do so until Hamas and Fatah stop their battles.

Claim: Military attack

Also the London Sunday Times, meanwhile, claimed Sunday that newly-appointed Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak plans to launch a military assault against Hamas in the Strip.

The report, quoting 'unnamed senior Israeli military sources,' said some 20,000 soldiers would be involved in the operation.
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