U.S. envoy Mitchell to try to salvage Mideast talks

A Jewish settler boy watches earth-moving equipment working at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Senior Palestinian official Yasser Abed Rabbo said Monday that President Mahmoud Abbas remains ready to walk out on Mideast peace talks if Israel resumes construction in its West Bank settlements now that building restrictions have expired. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)A Jewish settler boy watches earth-moving equipment working at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. Senior Palestinian official Yasser Abed Rabbo said Monday that President Mahmoud Abbas remains ready to walk out on Mideast peace talks if Israel resumes construction in its West Bank settlements now that building restrictions have expired. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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In Gaza violence late Monday, three Palestinian militants were killed in a clash with Israeli soldiers, both sides said. The Israelis said their forces fired at militants near the border of central Gaza as they were about to launch rockets at Israel. A small, al-Qaeda-inspired group claimed responsibility on Tuesday.

Associated Press writers Jamey Keaten in Paris and Matthew Lee in Washington contributed to this report.

 

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