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Israeli Troops Kill at Least 3 More Palestinians in Gaza Attacks


Israel is continuing its month-long military offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip in an attempt to stop rocket attacks on Israel and free a captured soldier.

Palestinian medics say Israeli fire killed 3 Palestinian civilians Thursday, including a 75-year-old woman. A tank shell hit her home near the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza.

On Wednesday, Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen fought fierce battles across the Gaza Strip resulting in the deaths of 23 Palestinians, including three children.

Palestinians identified at least 12 of the dead as gunmen.

Militants also kept up attacks with homemade rockets, despite the Israeli offensive.

More than 140 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since Israeli forces moved into the Palestinian territory after militants captured an Israeli soldier on June 25.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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