Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza border

Israel steps up armored deployment on Gaza borderIsrael ramped up its armored forces along the Gaza border on Thursday in a daylight show of force, a day after a Palestinian rocket destroyed a home in southern Israel. With the deployment clearly visible from main Israeli roads near the Gaza Strip, senior Egyptian security officials met leaders of the enclave’s ruling Hamas to try to calm tensions. Hamas and the smaller Islamic Jihad militant group quickly denied firing the rockets.



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