Palestinians walk past graffiti of rockets and an exploded Israeli tank in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
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Neither Israel, Gaza's Hamas rulers nor Islamic Jihad want to see the latest round of cross-border fighting escalate but each side seeks to consolidate political gains, analysts said Thursday.After firing more than 60 rockets from Gaza into southern Israel since Wednesday evening and suffering 36 Israeli airstrikes in retaliation, Islamic Jihad said Thursday that an Egyptian-brokered truce had gone into effect to halt the spiral of violence.The Islamic Jihad rocket blitz was the most intense since an eight-day conflict between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers in November 2012 and sent thousands of Israelis into flight.Israel last week said it had intercepted in the Red Sea a cargo of weapons, including 40 rockets, en route from Iran to Gaza militants.Iran denied the charge and both Hamas and Islamic Jihad said they were not involved.
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