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Israel Strikes Into Gaza After Hamas Rocket Salvo

Israeli tanks firing machine guns thrust into Gaza Tuesday, killing one Palestinian militant in a retaliatory raid for the first deadly cross-border rocket strike from the strip that Israel plans to abandon. Troops besieged Beit Hanoun, barely a mile from the Israeli town of Sderot, where makeshift missiles fired by Hamas Islamic militants killed a three-year-old-boy outside a kindergarten and a 49-year-old man Monday. Similar rockets wounded two people inside Israel Tuesday, intensifying a surge of violence that has complicated Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s plan to pull Jewish settlers out of the occupied Gaza Strip next year. The casualties have fueled anxiety in the Jewish state that leaving Gaza would not stop it being used as a base for attacks — one of the main arguments of the pullout plan’s opponents.Full Story

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