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Palestinian killed near N Gaza border

By Xinhua,

GAZA : Palestinian medical workers said on Monday Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man in northern Gaza Strip.

The workers said they picked up the body of Khaled al-Kafarana, 22, from an area near the border between Israel and Beit Hanoun town in the north of the Strip.

Al-Kafarana was hit by a missile from an Israeli helicopter around midnight as he apparently was trying to infiltrate into the Israeli territories, they added.

Meanwhile, Israeli aircraft struck a police station run by the Hamas administration in southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis. Israeli sources said the air strike was in response to a rocket salvo against the Jewish state by Palestinian militants in Gaza on Sunday.

The tension comes as regional countries are intensifying efforts to broker a lasting ceasefire between Gaza Hamas rulers and Israel.

A fragile ceasefire has been in place since Israel ended a 22-day massive assault in Gaza on Jan. 18 which was aimed to stop the Islamist Hamas group from cross-border rocket and mortar bomb attacks.