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  • Israeli police officers patrol a site after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip hit the city of Ashdod in Israel on March 12, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Israel's missile shield aces first serious test

    Israel's Iron Dome rocket shield has aced its first serious test. Gaza's Hamas rulers have been careful to stay on the sidelines. And Islamic Jihad — now closer to Iran than is its larger rival Hamas — is taking the lead in this round against Israel.

  • The Israeli anti-missile system known as "Iron Dome" launches a rocket in Ashdod, Israel, to intercept a missile fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    3 killed in 3rd day of Gaza-Israel violence

    Cross-border fighting between Gaza and Israel, touched off by Israel's killing of a top militant leader, showed no signs of letting up on its third day Sunday. Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at Israeli towns, hitting an empty school, and Israeli airstrikes killed three Gazans, including a boy and a farm guard.

  • Palestinian prisoner on 55th day of hunger strike

    In a high-stakes gamble, an imprisoned member of a Palestinian militant group has waged a hunger strike for almost two months, trying to draw attention to Israel's military justice system and its treatment of detainees who can be held without charge for lengthy periods.

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