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Palestinian Militants Fire More Rockets at Israeli Targets

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have kept up rocket and mortar fire at Israeli targets, despite a renewed pledge by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas late Sunday to stop such attacks.

No casualties or damage were reported from today's (Monday's) barrage of five mortars targeting Jewish settlements and military posts, and two Qassam rockets fired into the Israeli town of Sderot.

Sunday, four Israeli settlers were wounded by Palestinian mortar fire, and Israeli troops killed two Hamas militants.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces remain massed near the Gaza border, threatening to sweep into the coastal strip.

Egyptian mediators have been meeting with Hamas leaders in an effort to defuse the situation and prevent a total collapse of a five-month Israeli-Palestinian truce.