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Israel army says 'safe' to return to part of north Gaza

Published on Aug 2, 2014 9:03 PM
 
An Israeli tank is seen near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip on Aug 2, 2014. The Israeli army on Saturday, Aug 2, 2014, informed residents of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza that it was "safe" to return to their homes, as witnesses said troops were seen withdrawing from the area. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - The Israeli army on Saturday informed residents of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza that it was "safe" to return to their homes, as witnesses said troops were seen withdrawing from the area.

"Messages have been conveyed to residents of the northern Gaza Strip that they may return to the Beit Lahiya area," an army statement said, with a spokeswoman indicating the message had been relayed to authorities in the Palestinian enclave.

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