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Kibbutz Nir Am, Israel, August 2, 2007—In a gesture of mock violence in a region where violence is all too real, an Israeli man used a homemade launcher to fire eggs and vegetables across the border into the northern Gaza Strip (see Israel map).

A group of young Israelis fashioned the launcher out of recycled parts near the communal settlement of Kibbutz Nir Am to parody what they say is the Israeli government's inability to protect them from Palestinian rocket attacks.

Two weeks earlier, the kibbutz was struck by two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip. No one was hurt in the attack.

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