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January 7, 2005
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Israeli troops killed a Palestinian gunman who tried to storm a settlement in the Gaza Strip. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Thursday morning’s attempted attack on Ganei Tal, the latest round of escalation by Gazan terrorists who have defied cease-fire calls by Palestinian Authority presidential hopeful Mahmoud Abbas. But Abbas, a shoo-in for this Sunday’s election in the West Bank and Gaza, had reassuring words for Israel.

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