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Israel cease-fire in effect

Wednesday, 23 May 2001 12:00 AM

A spokesman for the Israeli armed forces said Palestinians fired at the southern district coordination office in the Gaza Strip and at an Israeli outpost in the area, causing no damage or injuries. Israeli soldiers returned the fire.

The Palestinians also detonated a roadside bomb near the Egyptian border and fired at soldiers but the fire was not returned, the army said.

The Palestinians reported no incidents.

"There is nothing since midnight," a spokesman for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society told United Press International. He said a member of the Palestinian elite Force 17 had died of wounds sustained during an Israeli attack on May 18.

Israel's new rules of engagement issued by Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer prohibit the use of fire unless there is a life-threatening situation.

The order closely followed a statement by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urging Palestinians to agree to stop attacking Israelis and return to negotiations.

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