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Israeli airstrike kills Hamas gunman

Israeli airstrike kills Hamas gunman

POSTED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 8:34am

An Israeli airstrike killed a Hamas gunman and wounded two others thursday. The new deaths come after a three-week lull which followed a wave of violence in June that killed nine.

Hamas has largely observed a de facto ceasefire with Israel since 2009 but other groups continued to launch rocket attacks from the territory into bordering Israel. Earlier this week, an anti-aircraft missile was fired from the Gaza Strip at an Israeli community, damaging a building and vehicles.


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