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Israeli forces pull out of Gaza

Israeli ground forces pulled out of northern Gaza Monday, reports the New York Times.
Many Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were killed in this two-day operation against Palestinian rocket-launching squads, says the New York Times.
After the Israeli troops left Gaza, militants fired more rockets into Israel. One rocket hit an apartment block, causing no physical injury to the residents, and two other rockets fell in Israel but caused no casualties, according to the New York Times.
The Washington Post reports that five days of fighting killed 117 Palestinians. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is scheduled to visit the region on Tuesday, reports the Washington Post.
Israeli officials made it clear that they are likely to resume action, according to the Washington Post.
"We are in the midst of a combat action. What happened in recent days was not a one-time event," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said. (Washington Post)