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Israeli airstrike killed militant in Gaza Strip, medics say

KENYA Kenyans walk toward central Nairobi on the second day of a strike by the drivers of matatus (minivan taxis) to protest police shakedowns.
KENYA Kenyans walk toward central Nairobi on the second day of a strike by the drivers of matatus (minivan taxis) to protest police shakedowns. (Khalil Senosi/associated Press)
Wednesday, January 6, 2010

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Gaza airstrike killed militant, medics say

A Palestinian militant was killed and four others were wounded in an Israeli airstrike Tuesday in the central Gaza Strip, medics and a Palestinian militant group said.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the airstrike but gave no further details. The reported fatality was the first of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this year. Israel killed six militants in two incidents in Gaza and the occupied West Bank late last month.

-- Reuters

Housing approved for East Jerusalem

Israel has approved construction of four apartment buildings in disputed East Jerusalem, officials said Tuesday, fueling tensions with the Palestinians at a time when the United States is trying to get peace talks restarted.

The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem for a future capital and demand that all construction there stop for talks to resume. The 24-unit project in a predominantly Arab neighborhood is being developed by Irving Moskowitz, an American who has funded Jewish settlers determined to cement Israel's hold on contested areas of Jerusalem.

-- Associated Press

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