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November 7, 2006
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A Palestinian suicide bomber detonated herself in Gaza, wounding an Israeli soldier. The attack took place Monday in Beit Hanoun, where Israeli troops have been operating for six days in an attempt to stop cross-border rocket salvoes. Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the attack by the 18-year-old student.

Israel reportedly is preparing for the possibility of another war with Hezbollah, this time joined by Syria. Citing assessments among top military brass, Ha’aretz reported Monday that Israeli forces are on alert for a fresh fight initiated by the Lebanese militia and its Syrian patrons in the summer of 2007.

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