A woman stands on a door step of her damaged shop after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip hit the city of Ashdod, southern Israel, Monday, March 12, 2012. Israeli airstrikes ... more 
A woman stands on a door step of her damaged shop after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip hit the city of Ashdod, southern Israel, Monday, March 12, 2012. Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian civilians and two militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday and Palestinian rocket squads barraged southern Israel in escalating fighting that defied international truce efforts. The cross-border violence, touched off by Israel's killing of a top Palestinian militant leader on Friday, has been the worst exchange of fire between Israel and the Hamas-ruled territory in months. The fighting has so far killed 23 Gazans, including 18 militants, seriously wounded two Israelis, and disrupted the lives of 1 million Israelis living within the range of Gaza rockets. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ariel Schalit
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 2:15 PM EDT