UPDATE 1-Netanyahu says Israel ready for Gaza campaign if needed; Palestinians plan huge march

UPDATE 1-Netanyahu says Israel ready for Gaza campaign if needed; Palestinians plan huge marchGAZA-ISRAEL BORDER, March 28 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel is prepared to wage a broad military campaign in Gaza if needed, after a two-day flareup of cross-border fighting that has thrust his security policies to the fore two weeks before an election. In Gaza, organizers announced plans for a massive protest on Saturday along the border to mark the anniversary of weekly demonstrations at which Israeli forces have, according to Gaza medical officials, already killed nearly 200 Palestinians. Israel launched air strikes and moved troops and armor reinforcements to the Gaza border this week after a rocket attack from the Hamas Islamist-run enclave wounded seven Israelis in a village north of Tel Aviv on Monday.



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