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Gaza Truce Appears Holding Despite Sporadic Rocket Fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza appeared to be holding Thursday despite sporadic rocket fire, after two days of intense fighting that killed at least 34 Palestinians, including three women and eight child...
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Calm Appears to Hold in Gaza Despite Exchange of Fire

JERUSALEM — An unofficial cease-fire appeared to be holding Wednesday between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers despite limited exchanges of fire. Violence could erupt again this weekend, when large-scale protests are expected along the Israel-Gaza frontier ma...
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Israel Must Prevent Unnecessary War in Gaza: Haaretz Editorial

This time, an army operation in Gaza went wrong, resulting in one Israeli officer and seven Palestinians being killed. The Pavlovian response by both sides naturally wasn’t long in coming: rocket fire toward Israel, and in response, extensive Israeli air strik...