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Gaza stabbing

(First Edition)

An Israeli building his house in a Jewish settlement in the occupied Gaza Strip was stabbed to death yesterday by a Palestinian construction worker he had hired, according to settlers, Reuter reports from Jerusalem.

The man was the fifth Israeli killed in a month in Gaza. Israelis have killed at least 16 Gaza Palestinians in the same period. Shai Bazak, a spokesman for Jewish settlers in Gaza, said the dead man lived in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, near Gaza, and was building his house in Nisanit settlement in northern Gaza.