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Militants defy Abbas with deadly Gaza bombing

Mahmoud Abbas, the newly elected Palestinian president, faced his first big test last night when Palestinian militants detonated a bomb on the edge of the Gaza Strip, killing at least five Israelis. The attack, by far the biggest since he was elected on Sunday, blatantly defied his call for an end to the violence and a revival of some form of peace process with Israel. The explosives were packed into a truck which the militants drove into the Karni crossing into Gaza at around 11pm. Two Palestinians stormed the Israeli positions at the crossing at the same time. At least three of the Palestinians died.Full Story

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