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3 Palestinians, 1 Israeli Killed in Continuing Violence

Three Palestinians and an Israeli have been killed in continuing Middle East violence.

Israeli officials say Palestinian gunmen Wednesday shot dead an Israeli civilian west of the city of Hebron. Officials say the Israeli man was working on the barrier that the Jewish state is building inside the West Bank.

Also Wednesday, Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians in different parts of the Gaza Strip.

The death of Yasser Arafat last month brought new hopes for peace in the region. However, while the violence has decreased, it has not stopped.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.