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Fragile mideast cease-fire shaken


Source: | 01-30-2009 11:01

Special Report:   Israel airstrikes in Gaza

A fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas has been shaken, as Palestinian militants fired rockets into Israel, while Israeli warplanes struck back.

Palestinian students study in a classroom damaged in an Israeli army strike earlier this month, in Bureij camp in the central Gaza Strip, Thursday Jan. 29, 2009. 
Palestinian students study in a classroom damaged in an 
Israeli army strike earlier this month, in Bureij camp in 
the central Gaza Strip, Thursday Jan. 29, 2009.
(AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

The south Gaza town of Khan Younis took a pounding from Israeli warplanes on Thursday.

Residents say the strike wounded a man on a motorcycle and five passers-by. Some were children walking home from school.

Hamas blames Israel for the violence.

Hamas spokesman Mushir Al-Masri said, "We confirm that the resistance is ready to defend our people by all means possible. The enemy is responsible for the dangerous results of this dangerous escalation."

The Israeli military says it targeted the motorcyclist because he was involved in a bomb attack on Israeli soldiers.