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Gaza teen dies after being hit on Israel border: ministry

Gaza teen dies after being hit on Israel border: ministryA Palestinian teenager died on Thursday after being hit by Israeli tank fire on the Gaza border, the territory’s Hamas-run health ministry said. Abdel Fattah Abu Azoum, 17, was hit in the head earlier on Thursday near Rafah in southern Gaza, the ministry said. The Israeli army said he and a companion were seeking to breach the border.



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Israel says Gaza militants fire more than a dozen rockets

Israel says Gaza militants fire more than a dozen rocketsJERUSALEM (AP) — More than 12 rockets were launched from Gaza toward southern Israeli communities early Wednesday, the Israeli military said.



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Israel says Gaza baby's family paid to blame army for death

Israel says Gaza baby's family paid to blame army for deathIsrael said Thursday it has evidence the family of a baby who died near the Gaza border was paid by Hamas to accuse Israel’s army over her death, an account the family rejected. Gaza’s health ministry and family members said eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour had died after inhaling tear gas along the border during a day of clashes in May, in which at least 61 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire.



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Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza border

Militants' rockets, Israeli air strikes heat up Gaza borderBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ori Lewis GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Several dozen rockets and mortar bombs launched at Israel by Palestinians in Gaza, and Israeli air strikes on the enclave’s dominant Hamas militant group, raised the heat along the border on Wednesday. “I don’t intend to detail the actions we plan on Gaza,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a speech to graduating military officers that was aired on national radio.



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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministryA Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Monday near the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said. An Israeli army statement said “several terrorists were injured” in an explosion as they attempted to carry out sabotage near the border fence, but made no mention of troops opening fire. Gaza’s health ministry said “Sabri Ahmed Abu Khader, 24, was killed by bullets of the (Israeli) occupation forces”, without giving further details.



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West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza Strip

West Bank Palestinians urge Abbas to ease sanctions on Gaza StripBy Ali Sawafta and Nidal al-Mughrabi RAMALLAH/GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian security forces on Wednesday used tear gas and batons against protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to end financial sanctions on their fellow Palestinians in Gaza. Hundreds of protesters in the West Bank city of Ramallah faced down forces loyal to Abbas, who had banned such rallies earlier in the day. Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) has sought to use financial measures to isolate its chief rival Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls Gaza.



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UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not HamasUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its "excessive use of force," after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza's Hamas rulers.



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The Latest: UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence

The Latest: UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violenceUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the U.N. General Assembly's vote on a proposed resolution that would blame Israel for recent deadly violence on its border with Gaza (all times local):



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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumesBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire and tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, medics said. Israel said it was defending the frontier against crowds that threw stones and burned tyres in an attempt to cross. The protests tapered off around sunset when many demonstrators left border camps for the evening meal that breaks their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.



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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumes

Israeli troops kill four Palestinians as Gaza protest resumesBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed four Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others on Friday with live fire and tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza border, medics said. Israel said it was defending the frontier against crowds that threw stones and burned tyres in an attempt to cross. The protests tapered off around sunset when many demonstrators left border camps for the evening meal that breaks their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.



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