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Burst of Arab-Israeli Violence Shatters a Time of Calm

A mortar shell fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza struck a greenhouse in the Israeli settlement of Ganei Tal on Tuesday, killing three workers and wounding five more.The dead were two Palestinians and a Chinese laborer, and the wounded were Palestinians from Khan Yunis, all sitting at a metal table in a greenhouse sorting fresh chives into bundles tied with rubber bands. Two were injured seriously, two moderately and one slightly. They were taken to an Israeli hospital in Beersheba for treatment. Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the attack, calling it retaliation for the death of Palestinians, including one of its commanders, at the hands of Israeli forces. The killing of the workers here and of the Islamic Jihad commander in Jenin, along with a shower of mortars and rockets against Israeli civilians, were vivid signs of the fraying cease-fire, or “calm,” between Palestinian militants and the Israelis brokered by the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.Full Story

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