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Israel Shuts Down Gaza Strip After Attack

Israel shut down the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a female Palestinian bomber killed four Israelis at a Gaza crossing — the first time the Islamic militant group Hamas sent a woman on a suicide mission. The aftermath of the Wednesday attack meant further hardships for Palestinians. Residents of the impoverished Gaza Strip depend on jobs in Israel for much of their income, and in a routine security move, Israel closed the crossing after the attack, turning workers away and shutting down the Erez industrial park where 6,000 Palestinians work. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz imposed a one-day closure on the Gaza Strip, the army said, adding that only humanitarian cases could pass through. Full Story

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