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Seven Palestinians killed during Israeli army attacks on Gaza, while in the West Bank undercover army forces kill one Palestinian and injuring four, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.
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Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinian farmers were killed, on Wednesday afternoon, during Israeli shelling of farm land near Gaza city in the northern part of the coastal region.
Dr, Mo’awiah Abu Hassanin of the Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza told reporters that, two farmers were killed with two others injured when Israeli tanks stationed at the borders near Gaza city shelled nearby farmland .
Also on Wednesday afternoon, Israeli media sources reported that 17 Palestinian home made shells fired from Gaza landed in the nearby southern Israeli town of Sderot, killing one Israeli man, and injuring three others. Five resistance fighters, members of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, were killed, and three others wounded in Israeli air strike in the early morning.
The Al-Qassam brigades, identified the victims as their own, and stated that the attack was an Israeli targeted assassination. The brigades said those killed were ‘field members’ of the group.
In the West Bank today the Israeli army killed one Palestinian, injured four and kidnapped at least 10 others from several cities and towns.
A special undercover unit of the Israeli army invaded the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday morning, killing one, wounding three and kidnapping five, local sources reported. Eyewitnesses stated that troops disguised as vegetable traders drove a truck into the city. Troops opened fire at a Palestinian security office in Nablus city as five resistance fighters from the Al Aqsa brigades the armed wing of Fatah were leaving.
The five fighters were injured, and taken political prisoner by the undercover force. The Israeli army later announced the death of Ibraheem al-Masemi, 25, one of those injured. He was handed over to Palestinian ambulance crews at a nearby military checkpoint.
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