Angry Muslim protesters across Mideast denounce Israel over Gaza

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ANKARA, Turkey — Angry Muslims staged demonstrations from Cairo to Tehran and Istanbul to denounce Israel today as the Jewish state carried on its bombing of Gaza while militant groups fired rockets at Israel.

About 30,000 protesters left mosques after Friday prayers in Cairo to rally at Tahrir Square, chanting slogans against Israeli aggression, the state-owned Egyptian website Ahram Gate reported.

Israel carried out air strikes against Gaza for a third day today, and militant groups in the territory fired rockets. Air-raid warnings sounded in Tel Aviv and an explosion was heard in the city, where police said a missile may have fallen in an “unpopulated area.” Hamas, which governs Gaza, said at least 23 people have been killed there by Israeli attacks. At least three Israelis have been killed by Palestinian rockets.

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