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Fighting kills at least 13 in Gaza Strip

Hamas gunmen stormed the home of a militant from the rival Fatah movement Friday, witnesses said, sparking a deadly gunbattle and capping a day of factional violence across the Gaza Strip that killed at least 13 people, including a 2-year-old boy. After nightfall, the fighting showed no signs of slowing, as the sound of gunfire echoed throughout Gaza City. The heaviest shooting was concentrated around the home of Mansour Shaleil, a local Fatah leader in the Jebaliya refugee camp just north of Gaza City. Fatah gunmen, meanwhile, kidnapped 19 Hamas militants and threatened to kill them if Shaleil was harmed, officials on both sides said. After Shaleil’s rescue, Hamas and Fatah officials said they were working with mediators to arrange the hostages’ release. Full Story

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