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Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media centre, www.imemc.org for Thursday June 29th 2006
Fighters blow hole in Gaza-Egypt border wall, abducts 8 Ministers, 24 MPs, Army arrests 14 residents in
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Fighters blow hole in Gaza-Egypt border wall
Thursday, a group of Palestinian fighters blew a 4-meter hole in the border wall that separates the Gaza Strip from
The incident took place as
Israeli Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, who authorized the next stages of the attack, said that despite the diplomatic standstill of efforts to release the Israeli soldier held by fighters in
On Thursday afternoon, the Israeli army targeted a vehicle in
The army confirmed the attack but gave no details about who was inside the vehicle.
Meanwhile, Abu Mojahed, media spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees, said on Thursday that “
In a press conference, Abu Mojahed made three statements, that made no clear indication of the fate of the abducted soldier;
Earlier Army shells several areas of the Gaza Strip, levels four houses in Rafah and bulldozes scores of dunams of farming lands also Salem Al Beih, 45, was injured when Israeli army tanks shelled farm lands at the eastern borders of city of Khan -Younis in the Gaza strip Thursday at dawn.
8 Ministers, 24 MPs abducted by , PM is not immune
Israeli troops invaded several areas in the
Haniya is a
Local sources reported that Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Al-Sha’er was abducted on Thursday, though Hamas denied these reports.
In a press conference, Deputy chair of the Palestinian Legislative Council Ahmad Bahar called for the United Nations Security Council to look into the Israeli offensive against the Palestinian People.
The arrests are part of the ongoing Israeli attack against the Hamas-led Palestinian government while Israeli troops continue their shelling of the Gaza Strip as part of the “Summer Rain” military offensive ordered by the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert.
Army arrests 24 residents in
The Israeli army has arrested 24 residents from village and town around the West Bank city of
The Army arrested Abd Al Men’em Mojahed, 36, and Yihia Shabanah, 18, in Hebron and Mohamed Al Sowiti, 50, Isma’el Al Sowiti, 47, Bilal Al Sowiti, 19, Iyad Al Sowiti, 19, Bassem Abd Al Rassol, 23, Sobhi Al Massalma, 48, and another four residents in the town of Beit Awa, local sources reported.
Meanwhile troops stormed Dora village west of the city and arrested 6 residents. Only two have been identified so far as Imad Jaradat, 35, and Issa Al Shalalda, 27.
Troops arrested Khalil Al Kharof in the village of Ithna and Hussen Mossa in the
Israeli Army continues its arrest campaign in Nablus, invading and arresting 14 residents
The Israeli forces continued the arrest campaign in the West Bank city of
Troops and army vehicles stormed the city, conducted a wide-scale search campaign in the city, in the nearby Ein Al May and Balata refugee camps, and in Assira village before arresting 14 residents and taking them to unknown locations.
Among the arrests; Ziad Asfor, 35, Jihad Hashash, 17, Mohamed Abu Khiet, 22, Husni Al Bortani, who works as a Palestinian legislative council member, and the mayor of Assira Riad Al Ali, local sources reported.
Also among the arrestees was Yasser Manssor who is also Palestinian legislative council member, the sources added.
Army sources said that this arrest campaign is part of the military ongoing operation in the
Army increases its presence in Salfit and invades several villages
Israeli army troops have increased their presences in the West Bank city of
Soldiers installed military checkpoints on the main city roads and roads connecting it with nearby village. Troops also invaded the villages of Dier Istia and Zatra, local sources reported
Israeli settlers paint anti-Islam slogans in Palestinian neighborhoods
Israeli settlers from Shafat neighborhood, north of occupied
Sheikh Tayseer Al-Tamimi, the chief justice of Islamic courts in
And that’s just some of the news for today in