Israeli Gunfire Kills 5, Wounds 18 in Central Gaza

Two Hamas militants killed in air strike
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 11, 2008 3:07 PM CDT
Palestinian men, blindfolded and handcuffed are seen at the Israel-Gaza Strip border after they were detained and taken out of the Gaza Strip by the Israeli army during an incursion Friday April 11, 2008....   (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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(Newser) – Israeli gun and tank fire in Gaza today killed at least five Palestinians, including two boys, said officials at a Palestinian hospital. The wounded included 18 civilians and two fighters. Israeli officials said troops entered the area to quell terrorist activity and push Palestinians from a border fence when they faced fire from local gunmen, provoking a clash, the New York Times reports.