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Islamic Jihad Says Gaza Truce in Effect

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad group in the Gaza Strip says an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire has gone into effect aimed at halting a two-day flare-up of rocket attacks into Israel and Israeli air strikes on the Palestinian enclave. There was no immediate word from Israel, but a senior defense ministry official said earlier Thursday he expected the fighting to die down soon. Islamic Jihad leaders said the agreement for calm was a renewal of "understandings reached in 2012 in...

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