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August 22, 2003
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Palestinian terrorist groups abandoned their self-declared cease-fire after Israel killed a Hamas leader. Hamas official Ismail Abu Shanab was killed in an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City on Thursday that also killed Abu Shanab’s two bodyguards. Afterward, senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials announced that they were renouncing the cease-fire they declared on June 29, and Hamas vowed to avenge the killing. Israel’s strike followed Tuesday’s deadly suicide bombing in Jerusalem, for which Hamas and Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.

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