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Rockets halt at the Israel-Gaza border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/26/19, 10:59 am

Some calm returned to Israel on Tuesday morning after a night of heavy cross-border fire over the Gaza Strip. The fighting began early Monday when a rocket from the Hamas-controlled territory struck a home in central Israel and injured seven people. Israel responded with retaliatory strikes, injuring at least five Palestinians. Hamas announced an Egypt-brokered cease-fire Monday night, but the violence continued into the night. Israel said it arrested nine Palestinian suspects in an overnight raid.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., and promised a forceful response to the unrest. “Israel will not tolerate this,” he said.

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Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria. Follow her on Twitter @onize_ohiks.

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