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Tension Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border...SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 10:  Israeli tanks seen moving along the border with Gaza on July 10, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Due to recent escalation in the region, the Israeli army started new deployments at the border with the Gaza Strip. It's the third day in operation "Protective Edge".  (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

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Israeli tanks trundle along the border with Gaza on Thursday. They are responding to recent rocket attacks by Hamas militants on Israel.

Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of members of Hamad family in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip July 9, 2014. Militants in Gaza fired more rockets at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, targeting Israel's heartland after Israeli attacks in the enclave that Palestinian officials said have killed at least 27 people. Israel assassinated a senior local leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, neighbours and hospital officials said, and five others including family members were killed. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no initial details on the strike.The militant, Hafez Hamad, two brothers and his parents were killed when his house was bombed in an air strike in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, Hamas media and Gaza interior ministry said. An unidentified woman in the house was also killed.

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Palestinian relatives mourn at the funeral of members of the Hamad family in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip

Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip follow...Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 as seen from the Israeli border with the Palestinian coastal enclave. The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said  today. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on Wednesday as seen from the Israeli border with the Palestinian coastal enclave. The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said today

Palestinian woman inspects her house which police said was damaged in an Israeli air strike on a neighbouring house in Gaza City.

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A Palestinian woman inspects her house, which police said was damaged in an Israeli air strike on a neighbouring house in Gaza City Read more

om the West Bank due to an age limit, climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier, in the village of Al-Ram

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Palestinians not permitted by Israeli security forces to cross into Jerusalem from the West Bank due to an age limit, climb over a section of the controversial Israeli barrier as they try to make their way to attend the first Friday prayer of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, in the village of Al-Ram, near Ramallah on Friday.

An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot, on July 3, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager.

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An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Thursday. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager

Palestinian protestors throw stones toward Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 2, 2014, after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths.

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Palestinian protestors throw stones towards Israeli police during clashes in the Shuafat neighbourhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem on Wednesday. Clashes erupted after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of three Israeli youths

A young boy stands amid the rubble of the burned out house of Marwan Qawasmeh, a Palestinian member of the Islamist Hamas in Hebron named by Israel as one of the two prime suspects in the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers on July 1, 2014 in the West Bank town of Hebron, after the house was blown up by Israeli army. Israel vowed to hunt down the Hamas militants it holds responsible for kidnapping and killing three teenagers, but was likely to carefully weigh its response to avoid triggering a regional flareup.

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A young boy stands amid the rubble of the burned out house of Marwan Qawasmeh, a Palestinian member of the Islamist group Hamas in Hebron named by Israel as one of the two prime suspects in the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers on Tuesday in the West Bank town of Hebron, after the house was blown up by Israeli army

Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near West Bank city of Nablus, 27 June 2014. Accordint to media reports ten Palestinians were reportedly wounded during the clashes accompanying the weekly Friday demonstrations of Palestinians against Jewish settlements.

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Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes over the Jewish settlement of Qadomem at Kofr Qadom village, near West Bank city of Nablus

Tourists visit the Bell caves locate at the Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park in central Israel, on June 24 2014. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site. A network of some hundreds of man-made caves, excavated near  the ancient towns of Maresha and Beit-Guvrin, that bear witness to a succession of historical periods of excavation and usage stretching over 2,000 years, from the Iron Age to the Crusades, as well as a great variety of subterranean construction methods, according to the committee.

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Tourists visit the Bell caves located at the Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park in central Israel on Tuesday. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared the caves of Beit Guvrin-Maresha to be a World Heritage Site