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Israel, Hamas Holding Truce After 5-Day Extension

A new, five-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was holding Thursday despite a brief overnight exchange of rockets and airstrikes. Israel says it carried out air strikes on Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire. At least eight rockets were fired into Israel Wednesday night. No casualties have been reported. A statement said the rocket attacks began two hours before a three-day ceasefire expired. An official of Hamas, which controls...

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