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Clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces continued Saturday in the West Bank as Israeli forces targeted more ...
airstrikes in Gaza. (Aug. 9)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHebron, West Bank - August 9, 20141. Various of clashes between Palestinian youths who are throwing rocks, Israeli soldiers patrolling area, firing rifleAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYGaza City, Gaza Strip - August 9, 20142. Various of explosions in distance from Israeli airstrikesSTORYLINE:Airstrikes continued across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, leaving plumes of smoke towering over the Gaza City skyline.Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip resumed their rocket attacks on Friday shortly before a 72-hour truce expired, and Israel responded with continued strikes.The fighting shattered a brief calm in the month-long war and dealt a blow to Egyptian-led efforts to secure a long-term ceasefire between the bitter enemies.Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that Israel had yet to reply to Hamas' demands at ongoing talks in Cairo.He added that Hamas would not agree to an extension of the ceasefire under the current conditions in Gaza."We will not close the door in the face of the negations. The Palestinian delegation is still in Cairo. And the movement will not block the road. The ball is in Israel's court, and we are prepared for all options in the face of the developments," Abu Zuhri said.Meanwhile, after the funeral procession of Nader Idris, a 42-year-old man who was shot by Israeli security forces during clashes in Hebron on Friday, dozens of Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank city.