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Palestinians and others decried the attack

ISRAEL
A Massive Blow to Peace
Tensions rose inexorably in the Middle East after Israeli helicopters launched a missile attack on the West Bank offices of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, killing eight. Two of the dead — Jamal Mansour, the top Hamas official in the West Bank, and his deputy Jamal Salim — were decapitated by the missiles, which plowed through the third-floor offices. Israel blames their network for terrorist attacks that killed 37 Israelis. Two Palestinian children, brothers aged five and eight, were killed by...

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