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By IBRAHIM BARZAK, Associated Press

KHAN YUNIS REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (April 11, 2001 9:54 a.m. EDT) - Israeli tanks and bulldozers rumbled into this refugee camp early Wednesday, marking the army's first foray into Palestinian territory. The assault razed or damaged 30 homes and triggered an exchange of fire that killed two Palestinians and wounded more than two dozen.

The assault - retaliation for Palestinian mortar fire on Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip - marked the first time since the outbreak of fighting in the fall that Israeli ground troops entered Palestinian-controlled territory.

-- Rachel Gibson (, April 11, 2001

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