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IDF Tries Again to End Missile Attacks

Israel’s army is continuing its efforts to stem the flow of mortars and missiles aimed at its communities in the Gaza Strip, but apparently with little success.

Three Palestinians were killed early Thursday morning when an Israeli missile was fired into the Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, which has become the focal point of efforts to end the mortar and missile launches.

As has been the pattern, the Israeli effort was closely followed by a Palestinian response. This time it was the firing of a mortar at an Israeli community in the Gush Katif bloc. A 20-year-old woman received a shrapnel wound to the leg.

Israeli troops, supported by tanks, encountered armed resistance when they rolled into Khan Younis shortly after midnight, searching for Palestinians responsible for launching Qassams and mortars. It was the third such raid in a week.