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Gaza Strip Explosion Kills Two Palestinian Children


Palestinian medical officials say two Palestinian children were killed in an explosion in the Gaza Strip that may have been caused by an Israeli tank shell.

The medical officials say the children, who were cousins aged 10 and 12, died in the explosion Wednesday in the northern Gaza Strip. The officials say a young female cousin was critically injured.

The Israeli military said it fired at rocket launchers in the area.

Tuesday, the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority met in Jerusalem to discuss some of the core issues of the Mideast conflict.

Israeli officials said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas talked about the status of Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees and final borders.

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

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