SHELLS IMPERIL GAZA TRUCE (NEW YORK POST) By URI DAN JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 02/01/05)
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February 1, 2005 -- JERUSALEM ó Top Israeli and Palestinian officials
held an urgent meeting last night to try to save a fragile truce
following terrorist shelling of Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched mortars and homemade rockets at the
Gush Katif settlement bloc during the day in retaliation for what
they called Israel´s slaying of a 10-year-old girl.
"We heard talk about a cease-fire. But it seems there is nothing like
that on the ground," said the mother of the dead girl, Norhan Deeb.
But Israeli officials said an investigation showed there was a
Palestinian wedding in the area and the gunfire that killed Norhan
apparently came from celebrants firing in the air.
Last night, Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz met with Mohammed
Dahlan, the Palestinian security chief in Gaza, to try to end all
shelling from Gaza at settlements and Israeli towns. With Post Wire
Services (Copyright 2005 NYP Holdings, Inc. 02/01/05)
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