Israel-Gaza fighting spills into second day with air strikes, rockets

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) -Israeli aircraft struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israel on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad militant group ended more than a year of relative calm along the border. Israel launched an operation against Islamic Jihad on Friday, killing one of the group’s senior commanders in a surprise daytime air strike on a high-rise building in Gaza City and drawing rocket salvoes in response. Further escalation would largely depend on Hamas, the Islamic militant group which controls Gaza, and whether it would opt to join the …

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