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Violence continues in Israel


JERUSALEM (WKOW) -- The violence in the Middle East continues. Hamas security officials in the Gaza Strip say an Israeli air strike has killed one Palestinian and wounded four more. The violence comes as leaders hold peace talks in Jerusalem.

The strike appeared to be retaliation for a spike in Palestinian mortar fire into Israel on Wednesday, just as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas were meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Hamas officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not officially released.

Israel's military did not immediately confirm the air strike, but said militants had fired one rocket and eight mortars by mid-afternoon -- the highest daily total since March 2009.

Gaza militants have threatened to derail the talks with violence

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