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PALESTINIAN militants fired rockets and mortars at southern Israel, the Israeli army said, just hours after troops reportedly were involved in a firefight when they briefly entered Gaza.
Two rockets and two mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip causing no damage or casualties, a military spokesman said.
Early today, helicopter-backed Israeli troops and tanks entered the Palestinian enclave and exchanged fire in Gaza City before withdrawing, witnesses said. The armoured vehicles entered the Gaza capital after anti-tank rockets were fired at them, the witnesses said. No casualties were reported.
The renewed violence came as Egypt sought to broker a lasting ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip.
Cairo's efforts hit a snag yesterday when Israel's security cabinet voted to make a truce conditional on the release of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier seized by Gaza militants in a deadly cross-border raid in June 2006.