Israeli troops fought a five-hour battle with Palestinian gunmen in the southern Gaza Strip near the Egyptian border. At least one Palestinian died in the fighting, and some 40 were wounded. An Israeli army spokesman said a crowd of about 300 Palestinian civilians came to watch the Rafah gun battle and some may have been hit by stray bullets.
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