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Israel Kills Hamas Man, Locks Down Palestinians

The Israeli army kept up pressure in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing a senior Hamas commander, as forces sealed off the Palestinian territories for the Jewish holiday season in Israel.The militant group Hamas said Israeli forces killed Abdel Aziz al-Ashqar, 35, with a tank shell when he tried to fire an anti-tank rocket as gunbattles flared during the Israeli army’s three-day-old raid, its largest operation in the area in months. The Gaza incursion — in which troops have killed three militants and three civilians, including a 9-year-old boy — was the latest chapter in Israeli military reprisals for suicide bombings that killed 16 people in southern Israel last week.Full Story

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