Verbatim: Jul. 17, 2006

"We have no intention of drowning in the Gaza swamp." --AMIR PERETZ, Israeli Defense Minister, saying his country does not plan to fully reoccupy Gaza. Israel seized three small sectors of the territory last week as a buffer against Palestinian missile fire, which has showered southern Israel since hostilities escalated two weeks ago following the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants

"What you have witnessed now is only the beginning of a string of attacks that will continue and become stronger." --SHEHZAD TANWEER, one of the four suicide bombers who struck London on July 7, 2005, on a video...

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