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The Israeli army killed two Palestinians in Gaza and kidnapped ten others from across the West Bank, these stories and more coming up, stay tuned.
The News Cast
Two Palestinian resistance fighters were reported killed on Tuesday morning from two separate air raids targeting the north of the Gaza strip. The Al Qassam brigades the armed wing of Hamas stated that one of their men, was killed when Israeli jet-fighters targeted a group of resistance east of Gaza City.
Meanwhile the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said that one of their resistance fighters were also killed during an Israeli air raid targeting Jabalyia town.
On Monday evening Israeli tanks shelled northern Gaza, killing one resistance fighter and injuring three civilians. Earlier on Monday evening Palestinian medical sources said that four civilians wounded during last week’s Israeli offensive on the coastal region have died from their wounds. On Monday the three were taken to Egypt for emergency medical treatment but they died shortly after.
The Israeli attacks on Gaza, which escalated on Wednesday and continued through until Monday morning, left 120 Palestinians dead and over 300 injured. Of those killed during the five â€“day offensive, at least 95 were civilians.
On Tuesday morning, Israeli forces carried out military operations in the northern part of the West Bank, focusing on the cities of Nablus and Jenin, they kidnapped at least five Palestinians during the operations.
Israeli military invaded the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem and the nearby town of al-Khader on Tuesday morning. Local sources reported that the army kidnapped at least five Palestinians; two of them from Bethlehem and the remaining were from the al-Khader Town in the Bethlehem district.
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