Palestinians wait to cross Tufah check point near Neve Dekalim settlement in Gaza Strip.
Palestinians wait to cross the Tufah check point near the Neve Dekalim settlement in Gaza Strip February 1, 2005. Israel will slow a planned pullback from West Bank cities because of Gaza violence that has frayed a de facto truce and raised doubts Palestinians can keep militants in check, officials said. Militants fired half a dozen mortars into Jewish settlements on Monday and several more on Tuesday after Palestinians in the Gaza town of Rafah accused Israeli soldiers of shooting dead a girl in a schoolyard near a volatile border zone. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic