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Israeli warplane levels factory building
GAZ2002071801 - GAZA STRIP, July 17 (UPI) -- Palestinians look at a crater following an Israeli missile attack on a building near the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on July 17, 2002. An Israeli warplane slammed a missile into the factory building, the Israeli army and Palestinian security sources said. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the strike on the building which the Palestinian sources said was a foundry. Israel Radio quoted military officials as saying it served as a weapons factory for the militant group Hamas. cc/cc/Ismael Mohamad UPI
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Kol Yisrael (קול ישראל lit. "Voice of Israel", also "Israel Radio") is Israel's public domestic and international radio service, operated as a division of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.

Kol Yisrael was originally an underground Haganah radio station that broadcast from Tel Aviv. It started consistently broadcasting in December 1947 under the name Telem-Shamir-Boaz, and was renamed to Kol HaHagana ("Voice of the Haganah") in March 1948. With Israel's declaration of independence on May 14, 1948, it was transformed into the official station Kol Yisrael. Another station named Kol Yisrael operated in Haifa, and was renamed Kol Tzva HaHagana (Voice of the Defense Force).

The first Kol Yisrael transmission was a live broadcast from Tel Aviv of David Ben-Gurion reading of the declaration of independence. It was operated by a department of the Ministry of the Interior responsible for domestic and international broadcasts. Responsibility for the service was later transferred to the Office of Posts and Telegraphs and then to the Prime Minister's Office.

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