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Israeli spy plane attacks Palestinian civilians in Gaza and injures two while the Palestinian resistance fire home-made shells at Israeli towns near the coastal region, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.

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An Israeli army spy plane fired a missile at a group of Palestinian civilians, on Wednesday morning, in the town of Jabaliya located in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip and injured two of them.

Witnesses told reporters that a group of civilians were gathered near a local mosque in Jabaliya when an unmanned airplane fired a missile at them.

Medical sources said that two men sustained light wounds and were moved to the nearby Kamal Adwan hospital. Meanwhile another unmanned airplane fired several missiles at a group of civilians gathered in a street located in the southern side of Gaza city, medical sources reported no injures.

Palestinian sources in the Gaza strip reported that several Palestinian resistance groups had fired a number of Qassam home-made shells at Israeli towns neighboring the coastal region on Wednesday. Three of those shells landed in an industrial zone at the southern Israeli town of Ashkilon. The shells landed in open spaces near power generators causing no damage or injures.

Seven shells, which were fired from Gaza, landed in the Western Nagave area near the Palestinian coastal region, again the shells caused no damage or injures.

The Al Qassam brigades the armed wing of Hamas said that the firing of the 10 home made shells comes in response to the Israeli army attacks on the Gaza strip on Tuesday that left seven Palestinian police officers and two resistance fighters of Hamas dead.

The Israeli army told Israeli media that if Palestinian resistance continues to fire home made shells from Gaza the army will conduct a wide scale ground offensive targeting the coastal region.

In the West Bank today the Israeli army kidnapped at least 10 Palestinian civilians during a pre dawn invasion to the region. Palestinian sources reported that those kidnapping took place in the cities of Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarem, Ramallah and Hebron.

On Wednesday morning the Israeli army demolished a Palestinian-owned house located in the old city of Jerusalem.

The two-story house, which is located near the Jewish holy site of the Wailing Wall, known to Palestinians as the Al-Buraq Wall, is the home of 30 people. The Israeli authorities said that the house was built without building permits, a document which has been rarely given to Palestinian families since Israel occupied the city in 1967.


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