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June 22, 2001
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Palestinians fired a large mortar shell from the Gaza Strip into Israel. The shell landed near a kibbutz, but caused no damage or injury. Israeli officials charged that the Palestinians had for the first time used a large 120-millimeter mortar, which has a range of more than two miles, adding that the use of such weapons marked an “escalation in the Palestinian violence.”

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