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Israel says its forces have left Gaza

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Israel says its forces have left Gaza


Israel has announced the complete withdrawal of its forces from Gaza. Three days after Israel and Hamas announced separate ceasefires, the army said all troops had re-deployed to the Israeli side of the border. Most had left before President Obama was inaugurated in Washington, so as not to cloud the start of his term in office.

The 22-day assault on Gaza killed some 1,300 people and wounded thousands more. 10 Israeli soldiers and three civilians also died.

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