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Eight killed in Gaza due to Israeli army attacks while in the West Bank eight civilians were reported kidnapped by the army during a pre-dawn invasion to the region, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.
The News Cast
Sources said that Israeli jet fighters fired several missiles at a Palestinian police station in Khan Younis. Witnesses reported hearing an additional three explosions in another location of Khan Younis.
Medical sources at the Nasser hospital in Khan Younis confirmed that six men were killed in the attack. The medical sources added that all were severely mutilated because they were hit directly with the Israeli missiles.
Israeli army sources confirmed the attacks and said it was targeting Palestinian resistance.
With this attack the death toll in Gaza today reaches 8. Two Palestinian resistance fighters were reported killed by the Israeli army during clashes at the southern Gaza Israel borders on Tuesday at dawn.
Palestinian sources stated that the Israeli army invaded areas in the southern Gaza strip city of Rafah located at the borders with Israel; witnesses said that armed clashes with local resistance fighters took place. The invasion that lasted for two hours finished when Israeli tanks and bulldozers left the area.
The Al Qassam brigades the armed wing of the Hamas movement said that two of its fighters were killed in the clashes; they were identified as Mohamed Abu Tahha and Baker Abu Rajjal. Medical sources reported that the two men were dead when they reached the hospital after sustaining multiple wounds in the abdomen and head.
In the West Bank on Tuesday the Israeli army invaded several cities and towns and kidnapped at least five Palestinian civilians.
Two of those kidnapped were taken by the army when troops attacked and searched Palestinian homes in the old part of Hebron city in the southern part of the West Bank.
Meanwhile local sources said that three civilians were kidnapped by the army from the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem during pre dawn invasion targeting the city.
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