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Israeli Forces Kill 5 Palestinians in Gaza City


Palestinian officials say Israeli forces operating in the Gaza Strip killed five Palestinians Monday.

The officials say two of the dead were from Hamas and two were from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' security guard. They say the fifth victim was a civilian.

Israeli forces entered the Gaza City district on Saturday as part of an operation against militants. Since then, Israeli troops have killed several suspected militants and wounded several people, including two journalists.

In a separate incident Monday, Hamas gunmen shot and killed a Palestinian motorist in southern Gaza when he refused to stop at a Hamas roadblock.

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