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Relatives mourn Palestinian militants killed by Israeli forces

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A relative of Ihab and Akram al-Zaanin, two Palestinian brothers who were killed by Israeli fire, is comforted by family members as she mourns during their funeral in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip on Sept. 6.

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Relatives of Palestinian militants Akram and Ehab al Zaneen mourn during their funeral in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on Sept. 6.

Reuters reports: Israeli forces killed three Palestinian militants in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday and the Israeli military said they were trying to plant explosives near a border fence when they were attacked. The incident followed the killing a day earlier of three militants in an air strike which the military said foiled their attempt to fire rockets from the central Gaza Strip into Israel.

Villagers who knew the men killed in Thursday's attack said they belonged to a small Islamist militant group known as Homat al-Aqsa. Their bodies were taken to a local hospital. Continue reading.

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A Palestinian woman raises her arms as she tries to approach the bodies of three militants killed by Israeli forces in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip Sept. 6.

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Palestinians watch as others try to approach the bodies of three militants killed by Israeli forces in the town of Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip Sept. 6. The Israeli military said they were trying to plant explosives near a border fence when they were attacked.

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