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Palestinians inspect the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Jabaliya, Monday, March 12, 2012. Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinian militants and a schoolboy in the Gaza Strip on Monday and Palestinian rocket squads barraged southern Israel, in escalating fighting that has defied international truce efforts. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel-Gaza truce takes hold

An Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and militant groups in the Gaza Strip began to take hold on Mar. 13 after four days of violence in which 25 Palestinians were killed and 200 rockets were fired at Israel.