Israeli tanks take up positions along the border with the Gaza strip, on Israel-Gaza Border, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. The Israeli military said three soldiers were wounded by fire from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet Wednesday under an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire after the most intense flareup of hostilities between Palestinian armed fighters and Israel since a 2014 war.Fighters from Hamas, the dominant movement in Gaza, and Islamic Jihad fired dozens of rockets and mortar bombs at Israel throughout Tuesday and overnight, to which Israel responded with tank and air strikes on more than 50 targets in the enclave.Israel stopped short of officially confirming any formal truce with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which it regards along with the West as terrorist organizations.The Israeli army said three soldiers were wounded by projectiles launched from Gaza.At least 121 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire at mass demonstrations along the border, drawing international condemnation for Israel over its use of lethal force.
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