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Israeli Troops Leave Gaza as 72-Hour Truce Begins

A 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas took effect early Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, as efforts intensify to negotiate a long-term end to the conflict. Just before the truce began at 8:00 a.m. local time, Israel announced it would pull its remaining troops from the coastal enclave. Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner told reporters Tuesday soldiers will be redeployed in defensive positions outside Gaza and will maintain those defensive positions. The Israeli military...

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