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Militants order joint gun attack

Three Palestinian militant groups joined forces yesterday to launch a gun attack in which seven people died, in a move designed to send a clear message to the Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, that no peace deal could be made with Israel without them. Three gunmen – one each from Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade – infiltrated an Israeli army outpost at Erez, the main crossing point between Israel and Gaza, and shot dead three reservists and a career soldier before being killed in a 20-minute gun battle. While there had been some cooperation between the groups before, this was the first time a joint attack had been ordered by the leaders of the groups. In another attack last night two Hamas gunmen killed an Israeli soldier in Hebron before being killed. Full Story

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