Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered military strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank city of Ramallah. In Ramallah, the Israeli military struck at the headquarters of Force 17, the personal bodyguards of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. Israel accuses Arafat and Force 17 of coordinating terror attacks against Israel with Palestinian militant groups.
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