Hamas says Israel's fire kills mom, girl

Border clashes interrupt cease-fire bid

Posted: August 9, 2018 at 3:30 a.m.

Israeli security stands at the site where a missile from Gaza Strip hit in the town of Sderot, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Sirens wailed in southern Israel warning of incoming projectiles from Gaza and Israeli media reported two people were lightly injured from shrapnel in the border town of Sderot. (AP photo/Yehuda Peretz)

Talk of a long-term cease-fire between Israel and the Hamas rulers of Gaza was abruptly interrupted by cross-border fire late Wednesday and early today as the Israeli military traded blows with Palestinian militants, the latest in a series of recent sharp clashes.

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