Netanyahu Cuts Short Paris Trip Amid New Violence in Gaza Strip – Reports

GAZA (Sputnik) – Six Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military operation in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry Ashraf Qedra said.

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Netanyahu rushes home after burst of Israel-Gaza violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed back to Israel on Monday, hours after an Israeli army officer and seven Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, were killed after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip. The Islamic militant Hamas, which rules Gaza, said Israeli undercover forces entered the territory in a civilian vehicle late Sunday and exchanged fire with Hamas gunmen. The clashes prompted Israeli airstrikes and a salvo of rocket fire from Gaza toward Israel. An Israeli lieutenant colonel and several Hamas fighters were among those killed.

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Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

JERUSALEM (AP) — A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead, just as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers had appeared to be making progress toward ratcheting down months of border violence. It was not immediately clear what set off the sudden, rare late-night burst of violence. In a statement early Monday, the Israeli military said an officer was killed and another one was moderately injured during “an operational activity” in southeast Gaza Strip in which an exchange of gunfire was evolved. The operation had ended and the families of the soldiers were notified, it added.

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