Olmert expresses 'deep distress' over civilian deaths in Gaza

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday expressed "deep distress on behalf of the government and people of Israel," over the "tragic event" Monday in which a mother and four children were killed in an IAF strike in Gaza's Beit Hanun. "We are also distressed about our children, who for many years have been getting hurt, like the child who lost a leg a few weeks ago," added the prime minister at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. "We are saddened about our civilians who are hurt, and we are saddened that Hamas operates inside civilian areas and exposes it to events that we are opposed to and that are against our intentions."