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Gaza not soothed by minor Israeli trade concessions

Despite a truce understanding, tension is still high on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tension between Israelis and Palestinians continue to threaten the fragile truce reached between the two sides under UN and Egyptian mediation in May.

The July 7 news about new trade measures and an industrial zone in Gaza as part of the understandings was preceded by threats to escalate incendiary balloon attacks on Israeli settlers living in the Gaza envelope. On June 27, a youth movement known as the Jihadist al-Barq Unit said it will continue to send balloons across the Gaza border fence. Meanwhile, Israel has threatened to launch a rocket for every incendiary balloon that reaches its territories.

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