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Israel-Gaza violence rages into fourth day

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    A Palestinian official close to the mediation told Reuters Israel had agreed to a midnight ceasefire. But Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed faction behind most of the rocket fire, had baulked, insisting that any truce include an undertaking by Israel "to end assassinations".

    Two chiefs of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) faction, accused by Israel of planning to attack it via Egypt's Sinai desert, were killed in an Israeli strike on Friday.

    Israel signaled no end to what it calls "preventive targeting" operations."If the Qassam (rocket) fire ends, the Israel Defense Forces will not continue (strikes), but the Israel Defense Forces will continue thwarting any attempted terrorist attacks," military spokesman Brigadier-General Yoav Mordechai told Israel Radio.

    Israel-Gaza violence rages into fourth day - Yahoo! News