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Israel Threatens Retaliation for Rocket

Israel threatened a harsh response to Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza after five soldiers were hurt and did not rule out a ground attack. Israeli security officials said Thursday that Palestinians will be banned from areas near the border, especially from the ruins of the Jewish settlements. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because there were not authorized to disclose details, said soldiers would receive orders to shoot Palestinians entering forbidden zones, a policy that would be implemented in coming days. One rocket exploded among soldiers Thursday on the Israeli side of the Gaza border, slightly wounding the soldiers. Several other rockets have landed in the last few days near sensitive infrastructure installations outside the southern city of Ashkelon, including a power station and a fuel depot.Full Story

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