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Explosion in Gaza destroys home of a Hamas commander, killing 5
By Isabel Kershner and Taghreed El-Khodary
Thursday, June 12, 2008

JERUSALEM: A large explosion in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya destroyed a residential building Thursday, killing a baby girl and four Palestinian men known locally to be Hamas militants.

Hamas, the Islamic group that controls Gaza, initially blamed an Israeli airstrike for the blast. It then unleashed a hail of rockets and mortar rounds at Israeli towns and villages around the periphery of Gaza. (more…)

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