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Four Palestinians killed in Gaza, while in the West Bank, the Israeli army kidnaps at least 6 civilians. These stories and more coming up, stay tuned.

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Three Palestinian patients were reported killed on Monday after being prevented by the Israeli army to leave the Gaza Strip to receive life-saving medical care.

The victims were identified as 13 year-old Ismahan Al Jamal, a brain cancer patient from Gaza City, 59 year-old heart condition patient Zakyiah Sa’dah, and 55-year old cancer patient Nathmiah Abdah, both from the Al Maghazi refugee camp.

With those three dead on Monday, the number of Palestinians patients who died as a result of the Israeli siege on Gaza has now reached 145. The ongoing siege is now in its 11th month.

One Palestinian was reportedly killed and five others were wounded when a tunnel on the Gaza-Egypt border line collapsed on Monday. Medical sources identified the deceased as Rami Alsha’er.
Sources also reported that rescue teams have been searching for a sixth wounded.

Witnesses said that the tunnel was under construction when it collapsed on Monday afternoon, leaving those inside trapped.
Meanwhile in the West Bank today the Israeli army attacked and searched homes in several parts of the West Bank. The army also kidnapped at least 6 Palestinian civilians.

Palestinian sources said that those attacks took place in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Nablus.


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