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Amid Scramble for Truce, Israel and Gaza Militants Face off for Fourth Day

Israel reported striking new targets, including some near Egypt

Sirens resumed Friday across Israel, signaling a fourth day of hostilities between Islamist militants in Gaza and the Israeli army as Egyptian-backed cease-fire talks seemed to stall.

Israel reported striking new targets, including in Rafah near the border with Egypt; several of the militants’ rockets were intercepted by air defense systems on the outskirts of Jerusalem, the country’s seat of government.

More than 30 people have been killed, including at least six children, and more than 100 injured in Gaza since Israeli airstrikes began Tuesday against the second-largest armed group there, Islamic Jihad. The militants have launched more than 800 rockets this week, killing one Israeli and wounding seven more, after one of their most high-profile representatives died on hunger strike in an Israeli prison.

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