Israel moving troops near Gaza Strip border, officials say

July 3, 2014 10:26 AM

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Israel has begun sending troop reinforcements to its border with the Gaza Strip amid intensifying rocket barrages, defense officials said Thursday.

The move comes after a rocket launched from Gaza slammed into two houses in southern Israel, the military said, causing no injuries but sparking Israeli reprisals and adding to the mounting tensions surrounding the suspected revenge killing of an Arab teen in Jerusalem.

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