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Hamas Ends Truce, Cites Fatal Israeli Shelling

Militants aligned with Hamas fire homemade rockets at Israel, ending a truce agreed to 16 months ago. Seven Palestinian civilians died Friday when an Israeli artillery round hit a Gaza beach. Israel says the shell went astray, and is investigating.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.