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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, masked Palestinian members of the military wing of Hamas carry their weapons while chanting slogans during a parade to mark the anniversary of a 2012 battle against Israel in Gaza City. Hamas is entering Egyptian-brokered talks with Israel over a new border regime for blockaded Gaza having lost hundreds of fighters, two-thirds of its arsenal of rockets, and its attack tunnels.(AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)

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Israel on line 1 ... (Illustration by Jack Ohman of the Tribune Media Services)

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Israeli Defense Minister, Moshe Ya'alon, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, attend the cabinet meeting at the defense ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, pool)

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An Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from Gaza Strip in the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Israeli military said its “Iron Dome” defense system intercepted the rockets that were aimed at Beersheba. The military also said at least 29 other rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel over the weekend. It said it had retaliated with airstrikes on militant sites in Gaza. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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Flares light up the sky over Gaza City, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire." Israel expanded what started July 8 as an aerial campaign against Hamas and widened it into a ground offensive on July 17. Since then, Israel says the campaign has concentrated on destroying cross-border tunnels militants constructed to carry out attacks inside Israeli territory and ending rocket attacks on its cities. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

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An Israeli army officer walks near the entrance of a tunnel, Friday, July 25, 2014, that is allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, at the Israel-Gaza Border. A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel, dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military, is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. (AP Photo/Jack Guez, Pool)

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An Israeli army officer walks near the entrance of a tunnel, Friday, July 25, 2014, that is allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, at the Israel-Gaza Border. A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel, dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military, is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. (AP Photo/Jack Guez, Pool)

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A general view of the Eshkol power station, the first in Israel to produce electricity from natural gas, in the coastal city of Ashdod, southern Israel, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. The discovery of massive natural gas reserves off Israel's Mediterranean Coast arrived like manna from heaven for this notoriously resource-poor nation. But what could potentially go a long way toward solving Israel's energy needs for generations, perhaps even make it an exporter, has provoked a contentious trade battle with the U.S. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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A general view of the Eshkol power station, the first in Israel to produce electricity from natural gas, in the coastal city of Ashdod, southern Israel, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. The discovery of massive natural gas reserves off Israel's Mediterranean Coast arrived like manna from heaven for this notoriously resource-poor nation. But what could potentially go a long way toward solving Israel's energy needs for generations, perhaps even make it an exporter, has provoked a contentious trade battle with the U.S. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

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An Israeli army officer gives journalists a tour, Friday, July 25, 2014, of a tunnel allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, at the Israel-Gaza Border. A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel, dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military, is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. (AP Photo/Jack Guez, Pool)

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** FILE ** In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Tel Aviv, Israel, regarding the Israel-Hamas war. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

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Lily Goldberg, 13, center, holds a United States flag during a rally in support of Israel in front of city hall in Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke at the rally, criticizing an American "policy of calculated ambivalence" toward Israel, a nod toward conservative voters as he considers a second run for president. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Brad Loper)

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Illustration for Israel's situation in the Mideast by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration for Israel's situation in the Mideast by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Standing by Israel - Special Advocacy Report cover (7/31/14)

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Illustration for Israel's situation in the Mideast by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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An Israeli army officer gives journalists a tour, Friday, July 25, 2014, of a tunnel allegedly used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks, at the Israel-Gaza Border. A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel, dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military, is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. (AP Photo/Jack Guez, Pool)

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FILE - In this file photo taken Saturday, July 19, 2014, an Israeli left-wing activist holds a sign during a demonstration against Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government’s conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. A small but vocal opposition exists, but those arguing for peace are vociferously shouted down in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

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In this Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 photo, a Palestinian collects mint at a farm in al-Qarara, Gaza Strip. Israel bars virtually all exports from Gaza, as part of punitive policies against the territory’s ruling Islamic militant group Hamas, but makes an exception for some fresh produce, allowing export abroad, but not to Israel and the West Bank, traditionally Gaza's main market. Israel has cited security reasons for its export restrictions, but critics say that once goods are allowed out of Gaza after having undergone security checks, there's no reason to limit the destinations they can be sent to. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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Smoke rises in the sky following Israeli strikes on eastern Gaza City, early Wednesday, July 30, 2014, amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)