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Israel violates terms of Gaza cease-fire

Israel is still not abiding by the terms of the cease-fire deal that ended the Gaza war in August, and still harasses and fires at Palestinian farmers and fishermen.
Children look out of their house window as they watch the funeral of 32-year-old Palestinian man Fadel Halawa, whom medics said was shot dead by Israeli forces, in Gaza City November 23, 2014.  The Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces shot dead Halawa in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such fatality since a 50-day Gaza war ended in August. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. One of Halawa's relatives said he had been searching for song birds, which nest in trees near the I

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip — Ibrahim al-Muslimi, a 60-year-old farmer, is repeatedly exposed to gunfire in his farmland in the northern Gaza Strip, less than a kilometer from the Israeli border.

Muslimi, who owns more than 40 dunams (10 acres) planted with vegetables and fruits, told Al-Monitor that farmers in the entire agricultural area adjacent to the border see gunfire on an almost daily basis.

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