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Dec 24, 2008 | 11:54 GMT

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Israel, PNA: Fresh Barrage From Gaza Strip Reported

A barrage of mortar and rocket fire from the Gaza Strip rained down on Israel early Dec. 24, in what Hamas said was retaliation for the deaths of three fighters in a clash with Israeli troops the previous day. Israeli officials said Palestinian militants were planting explosives along the border fence in northern Gaza as well, The Associated Press reported. Violence has surged in recent days since a temporary truce expired. Israel had agreed to open border crossings into the Gaza Strip on Dec. 24 to allow food, medicines and fule to be brought in, but canceled that decision after the most recent barrage.

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