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Gaza rockets land in Egypt amid tensions with Israel

CAIRO — Rockets from Gaza apparently targeting Israel landed across the border in Egypt on Sunday amid tensions after the deaths of policemen on the border and protests outside Israel’s embassy. Tensions between the Jewish state and the most populous Arab nation have surged since the deaths on Thursday of…

Israel’s Barak quits Labour and forms new party

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Monday he was leaving his struggling Labour party and setting up a new centrist party called “Independence,” in a move set to strengthen the Israeli government. The surprise decision will see Barak and four other deputies leaving the strife-torn faction as…

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