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Israel responds to mortar fire from Gaza with airstrikes

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A Palestinian protester hurls back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes in the village of Qusra, near the West Bank City of Nablus, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, after a Jewish West Bank settler fatally shot a 47-year-old Palestinian villager in a clash that occurred under disputed circumstances. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft and tanks struck a number of militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to a volley of mortar fire emanating from the Palestinian territory, in a spike of violence a month after Israel demolished a militant tunnel dug from Gaza.