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The Israelis killed three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and kidnapped four from the West Bank. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.

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Three Palestinian resistance fighters were killed and three others injured in two separate Israeli attacks in northern Gaza strip on Monday morning.

Three fighters said to be members of the Al Qudes Brigade, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad group were killed when the Israeli army opened fire at a group of fighters at the border between northern Gaza Strip and Israel.

Palestinian sources said a group of resistance men were planting a home made bomb when Israeli soldiers spotted them and opened fire killing all three.

Meanwhile an Israeli unmanned airplane fired a missile at a group of Hamas resistance fighters gathered in Khuza’a town in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Three were wounded, medical sources reported.

Internally Unknown gunmen attacked a beauty shop located in Rafah city in the southern part of the Gaza Strip on Monday morning. Local sources said that the masked gunmen planted a home made bomb in the shop and detonated it, damaging the shop.

The sources added that no Palestinian group has claimed responsibility. In recent months, a series of attacks against beauty-shops and internet-coffee shops was reported in Gaza.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army continued to kidnap Palestinian civilians in the West Bank. The Israeli army invaded the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday morning and kidnapped two civilians. Local sources said that Israeli troops invaded the city and surrounded a house in Deheisheh refugee camp located in Bethlehem; then kidnapped the owner and his friend.

The Israeli army kidnapped two Palestinian civilians from the southern West Bank City of Hebron on Monday. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers invaded the city center searched and ransacked homes then took the two men to unknown location.


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