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Palestinian slain, Israeli wounded in clash along the Gaza border
Palestinian slain, Israeli wounded in clash along the Gaza border

A Palestinian was killed and an Israeli soldier seriously wounded Wednesday in one of the worst clashes along the Gaza border since last summer's war ended four months ago.   According to Israel’s military, a Palestinian sniper opened fire on an Israeli patrol, seriously wounding a soldier. Troops fired back, and tanks and aircraft targeted Hamas positions in the area, the military said. Israeli media reported the soldiers were escorting workers along the border fence around Kisufim, an Israeli area east of the Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis. Palestinian media identified the dead man as Taysir Smeiri, a 33-year-old commander of Hamas’ reconnaissance unit for the...

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