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Gaza Militants Fire Rocket Into Israel

Tensions high ahead of Obama visit

(Newser) - A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck Israel today amid mounting tensions weeks ahead of President Obama's visit. A police spokesman said remains of the rocket were found south of the city of Ashkelon, in southern Israel. The attack caused damage to a road but no injuries, he... More »

Israel Readies Gaza Strike

Attack planned on Hamas stronghold

(Newser) - Israel is preparing a short, intense air and ground assault on militant positions in Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Haaretz reports. The Israeli cabinet has given the green light for an operation in retaliation for recent rocket attacks on civilian targets within Israel. Officials will meet again Sunday before any incursion, according... More »

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