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3-month-old baby Chaya Zissel Braun was killed in a terror attack Wednesday when an East Jerusalem Hamas member drove full speed onto a Light Rail platform. The baby was laid to rest Thursday in the capital’s Har Hamenuchot cemetery.

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting with residents of kibbutz Nirim, near Israel's border with Gaza.
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