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An Islamic Jihad militant stands guard near a military base that was targeted in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 13, 2014.
An Islamic Jihad militant stands guard near a military base that was targeted in an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip March 13, 2014.
(IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA/REUTERS)

Why Israel and Gaza militants were fighting again

Rockets had been flying fast and furious between Gaza and Israel this week in the worst exchange of fire since the eight-day conflict in November 2012 that left 177 Gazans and six Israelis dead.

Three Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad were killed and there no Israeli casualties today before an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was agreed upon.