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The Israeli army invades Gaza and attacks farmers, while in the West Bank Israeli troops kidnap 10 civilians, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.

The News Cast

On Thursday Israeli tanks invaded farm lands east of Khan Younis town in the southern Gaza strip. Witnesses said that the tanks stormed the area and surrounded a group of farmers working on their land, then kidnapped at least five of them and taking them to unknown locations.

Meanwhile other Israeli forces attacked areas in central Gaza on the Israeli borders and kidnapped at least three civilians, local sources reported.

On Wednesday the Israeli army attacked areas east of Gaza city, killing five and injuring at least ten others. On Thursday medical sources said that they had received a new body from Wednesday’s attack raising the death toll to six, the sources identified the killed man as Hassan Awad aged 23.

Four Palestinians were injured when the Israeli army invaded the village of Tafuha located near the southern west Bank city of Hebron on Thursday.;

Local sources reported that Israeli troops stormed the village then searched and ransacked a number of homes there.

Clashes erupted between local youth throwing stones and the invading soldiers, four were injured. Medical sources in the village said that all four sustained moderate wounds and were treated at a local clinic in the village.

Also in the West Bank Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli army conducted invasions targeting several cities and towns and kidnapping 10 civilians on Thursday morning. The sources said that kidnappings were reported in Hebron, Ramallah and Nablus.

Internally a group of unknown gunmen attacked a beauty Salon in central Gaza city.

Witnesses said masked gunmen placed a home-made bomb inside the shop it exploded totally destroying the premises and damaging nearby homes. Palestinian police arrived at the scene and started their investigations.

Conclusion

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