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A fragile cease-fire between Israeli forces and militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding on Sunday after a five-day clash that killed 33 Palestinians and two people in Israel.
Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire late Saturday, ending five days of intense fighting that left 33 Palestinians, including at least 13 civilians, dead.
Palestinian militants have fired rockets toward Jerusalem, further escalating the most violent confrontation in months between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip.
It has been the worst bout of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza in months and among the dead were also women and children.
Israeli authorities say Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have launched dozens of rockets into Israel.
The attacks set the stage for what is likely to be a new round of heavy fighting. The airstrikes hit the top floor of an apartment building, a house in Gaza City and a third house in the southern town…
Israeli police have stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, firing stun grenades and beating Palestinian youths who hurled stones and firecrackers in a burst of violence during a sensitive holiday seasons.
Rights defenders have described Israel's moves against the groups as part of a decades-long crackdown on political activists in the occupied territories.
A Palestinian human rights group and an Israeli newspaper are reporting that an explosion in a cemetery that killed five Palestinian children during the latest Gaza flare-up was caused by an Israeli airstrike.
The Palestinian death toll from last weekend's fighting between Israel and Gaza militants has risen to 48, after an 11-year-old girl and a man died from wounds they suffered during the worst cross-border violence in over a year.
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