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One of three breaches from Gaza into Egypt has been closed. The IDF killed one youth, wounded seven after raiding the house of an Islamic Jihad leader in Bethlehem. Israeli jets struck two targets in southern Gaza.
Thirty-eight Egyptian border guards were wounded, some seriously, after clashing with Palestinians at the Rafah crossing in the Sinai. Egypt has failed to close the border for the fourth consecutive day. President Abbas is asking Israel to transfer border control authority to the Palestinian Authority.
Israel agreed to lift the blockade of Gaza for a fuel and medicine shipment, as long as Qassam rocket attacks are halted. Al Quds Brigades terrorists fired a Quds missile at Sderot, resulting in no casualties. Israeli troops killed an Islamic Jihad member in the West Bank.
Israeli warplanes struck the Hamas-run interior ministry in Gaza City, the Hamas marine headquarters in Deir Al Balah, a rocket cell in northern Gaza and the Jabaliya refugee camp; four were killed and at least 30 injured. Palestinians have fired "at least 130 rockets and mortar shells" at Israel over the past three days. The IDF killed a senior al Aqsa Brigades' operative and wounded four in Nablus. President Abbas denounced Israel's strikes as "brutal."
The Israeli Air Force killed at least seven Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as Hamas launched over 40 Qassam rockets into the Sderot region. Defense Minister Barak said the military will intensify operations in Gaza to end the Qassam attacks. Hamas said captured Israeli soldier Corporal Shalit would vanish if Israeli attacks in Gaza did not stop. Palestinian Authority President Abbas threatened to resign if Israel did not cease the raids.