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Body is found after Gaza clashes

Israeli soldier prepares for Gaza raid
Israeli troops entered Gaza before dawn on Wednesday

Medical workers in the Gaza Strip say they have found the body of a woman killed at her home in clashes between Israelis and Palestinians.

The woman, a mother of seven, was shot dead by Israeli troops on Wednesday as they withdrew from the area in Abassan, southern Gaza, Palestinian reports say.

Palestinian eyewitnesses say the house came under Israeli tank shelling.

The Israeli army has not commented, but said earlier its operation had targeted Palestinian militants.

Palestinian reports also speak of Israeli troops damaging property and razing agricultural land with bulldozers.

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