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Israel Closing Gaza Crossing           08/19 11:13

   JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister says he's closing the country's 
main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the 
frontier.

   Avigdor Lieberman says Sunday that he's shutting down the Erez border 
crossing.

   Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 were wounded 
during violent protests Friday amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a 
cease-fire. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops from 
behind clouds of black smoke from burning tires. The soldiers responded with 
tear gas and live fire.

   Hamas officials have been meeting with Egyptian officials in Cairo to hammer 
out details of a possible truce with Israel. The sides have come close to 
serious conflict in recent weeks, as militants have fired rockets at Israel, 
which has responded with airstrikes.


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