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Three Palestinian resistance fighters are killed by the Israeli army, while a Palestinian attack on southern Israeli leaves one Israeli dead, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.
The news Cast
One Palestinian resistance fighter was killed and two injured when Israeli fighter jets fired several missiles at a Palestinian car in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya on Monday afternoon.
The Popular Resistance Committees, a Palestinian resistance group based in the coastal region, said that one of its leaders, identified as Amer Karmoot, was killed in the attack.
Medical sources said that two others were also injured in the attack. One of them is in a critical condition.
This Israeli attack came less than two hours after two Palestinians from Gaza blew themselves up in a shopping mall in the southern Israeli town of Dimona.
The two Palestinian attackers and an Israeli woman were killed in the attack. Israeli sources reported 10 Israelis were also injured.
Three Palestinian resistance groups have claimed responsibility for the Dimona bombing, including Fatah’s Al-Aqsa brigades, the Abu Ali Mustafa brigades, and a previously unknown group called the National Resistance brigades. In a joint statement, faxed to press the three groups named the suicide bombers as Musa Arafat from Khan Younis and Loo-ay Al-Aghwani from Gaza City.
Meanwhile in the West Bank the Israeli army killed two resistance fighters and kidnapped at least 7 civilians during pre dawn invasions.
Two leaders of the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed of the Islamic Jihad, were killed in the town of Qabatiya, in the northern part of the West Bank.
Israeli undercover forces ambushed them on Monday at dawn. A third fighter was injured and moved to a local hospital in the town. Witnesses said that after shooting the two fighters Israeli troops did not allow local medics to help them, leaving them to bleed to death.
The Al-Quds brigades named the two killed as thirty-one-year-old Ahmad Abu Al-Rab and twenty-three-year-old Ammar Zakarna.
Also in the northern part of the West Bank Israeli troops attacked and searched homes in the cities of Nablus and Tulkarem. During the attack troops kidnapped three civilians. In the city of Hebron on Monday Israeli forces attacked the city center and a nearby village. During the attack four Palestinian civilians were reported kidnapped.
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