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The Israeli army attack southern Gaza injuring ten, while in the West Bank an Israeli settler injures a Palestinian youth, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.

The News Cast

Palestinian medical sources reported that ten Palestinians were injured during an Israeli army invasion targeting Al Qarrara village in the southern part of the Gaza strip.

The Al Quds brigades the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad confirmed that two of the group’s fighters were injured during the clashes that took place between the invading troops and the resistance.

Palestinian media reports said that the Israeli force in the Qarrara town attacked and searched homes then kidnapped seven Palestinians including a woman.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army kidnapped five Palestinians from the northern part of Gaza Strip. A dozen tanks, accompanied by a bulldozer, invaded the Sifa area, just north of Beit Lahiya town in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The soldiers searched the local houses and forced their inhabitants outside while using loud speakers. Meanwhile, the Israeli bulldozer destroyed farm lands in the area.

In the West Bank on Thursday an Israeli settler ran over and injured a Palestinian youth near the city of Nablus.

Local sources and witnesses said that Kayiad Abu Rass, 19, was walking towards the Howwara Israeli army checkpoint located to the north of Nablus when an Israeli settler ran him over with the car.

The witnesses added that the settler ran over the Palestinian youth and fled the scene. Palestinian Ambulances transported Abu Rass to Nablus hospital for treatment where doctors said that he sustained cuts and bruises all over his body.

Earlier on Thursday the Israeli army invaded and searched homes in several parts of the West Bank and kidnapped six Palestinians civilians.

Conclusion

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