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1 killed, 19 wounded in gunfire by Israel
AP
Gaza City, November 23, 2012
First Published: 23:17 IST(23/11/2012)
Last Updated: 23:20 IST(23/11/2012)

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 19 people as crowds surged toward Gaza’s border fence with Israel on Friday, a health official said, the first violence since a truce between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers took hold a day before.

The shooting did not appear to pose an immediate threat to the Egypt-brokered cease-fire, which called for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.

The truce came after eight days of cross-border fighting, the bloodiest between Israel and Hamas in four years.

Israelis dissatisfied with ceasefire, says poll
Jerusalem: A poll shows half of Israelis think their government should have continued its military offensive against Palestinian militants in Hamas-ruled Gaza.

The independent Maagar Mohot poll released on Friday shows 49% of respondents feel Israel should have kept going after squads who fire rockets into Israel.

Thirty-one percent supported the government's decision to stop. Around 20% had no opinion.

Twenty-nine percent thought Israel should have sent ground troops to invade Gaza.Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire two days ago. The poll of 503 respondents had an error margin of 4.5% points.


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