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TextBEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip— Israeli forces on Thursday took over the remains of three abandoned Jewish settlements in the northern Gaza Strip and entered a nearby Palestinian town, carving out what officials called a temporary buffer zone to prevent Palestinian militants from firing rockets at Israeli towns and cities.
The move marked an expansion of Israel's largest operation in Gaza since Israel's withdrawal from the coastal territory nearly a year ago.