Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 5, 2016. / AFP / SAID KHATIB
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Israeli shelling kills Gaza woman in first clashes since 2014A Palestinian woman was killed when Israeli tank shells hit her home in the southern Gaza Strip Thursday, the second day of exchanges of fire with Hamas fighters.Israeli tanks stationed on the border have also fired multiple times at what the army said were Hamas targets.Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, accused Israeli forces of encroaching into Gazan territory and said it was ready to respond.Israeli army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said the new tunnel discovered Thursday had been about 30 meters (100 feet) deep.Lerner did not say how far into Israel the tunnel stretched or when it was built, but confirmed the discovery was made by Israeli forces on the Gazan side of the border.
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