Israeli fire kills Palestinian in Gaza Strip

GAZA Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:13am GMT

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GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an area where militants had fired mortar bombs in defiance of a unilateral Israeli cease-fire, medical workers said.

The incident occurred near the Gazan town of Khan Younis, the workers said, identifying the man as a civilian. He was the first reported fatality on either side since the cease-fire went into effect at 12:00 a.m. British time.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, Writing by Jeffrey Heller)

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