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RAFAH, Gaza Strip -- With Israel refusing to allow building materials across the border, the Hamas-led government in Gaza is pushing a new plan to replace thousands of homes destroyed by Israel's winter military offensive: mud-brick buildings.
It's been more than four months since Israeli soldiers left Gaza, but Israel is still blocking cement and other construction material
"My mother lived in a mud house for 40 years," he said. "Now we're living in mud, too."
Bomb explodes near IDF patrol at Gaza border
Israel Defense Forces soldiers guarding the fence fired shots on spotting the militants, who were apparently trying to plant a bomb. The soldiers recovered the explosives along with two Kalashnikov-47 assault rifles and several grenades. It is still unclear which group the killed militants belong to.
The Israeli Defence forces have said that Palestinian militants have launched on Sunday evening a Qassam rocket against a kibbutz between the Sedot HaNegev and Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Councils