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A Palestinian woman dies due to the Israeli siege on Gaza, while in the West Bank Israeli settlers attack farmers, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.

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Palestinian medical sources in Gaza city reported that one Palestinian patient died at midday on Monday succumbing to a chronic illness.

Suhha Al Jumbass, 22, had cancer and had applied several times to leave the Gaza Strip for medical care but her requests had been refused by the Israeli army.

The death of Al Jumbass brings the number of Palestinian patients who died in Gaza due to the Israeli siege to 133, with reports of many more facing death due to the Western backed Israeli siege.

The Israeli army has placed the Gaza Strip under total siege since June 2007, leaving the 1.5 Gazans lacking fuel, medicine, food, and water.

Earlier on Monday morning a Palestinian resistance group announced that its fighters attacked an Israeli army patrol at the central Gaza-Israeli borders.

The Al Quds brigades the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack and said it comes as a response to the Israeli army attacks and continual siege on Gaza. The Israeli army reported no injuries or damage among its troops.

Also today a group of radical Israeli settlers from the settlement of Efrat attacked Palestinian farmers from the nearby village of Al Ma’ssarah, located near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The farmers said that they were farming their lands when a group of at least 15 settlers using rocks and batons, attacked them. The farmers added that the Israeli soldiers were protecting the settlers.

Moreover when the farmers did not leave as the settlers wanted, the soldiers told the farmers that the only way to stop the settlers from attacking them was for them to leave their lands, the farmers refused and the settlers eventually left.


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