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Two Palestinians killed in Gaza, while the Palestinian Attorney General in the West Bank escapes and assassination attempt. These stories and more coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

Palestinian sources reported on Tuesday morning that two civilians were killed and two others were wounded in an unknown explosion in southern Gaza Strip.

Dr. Mawiya Hassanen, of the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, reported that the source and causes of the explosion are still unknown. He identified the two killed residents as; Muhammad AL Maghaide and Wael Saliha.

He added that one of the two injured residents is in critical condition. Local sources said that the explosion took place at the ruins of an Israeli evacuated settlement.

In the West Bank, official Palestinian police sources in Ramallah city reported that Ahmad Al Mughani, the Palestinian Attorney General, survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday morning.

Police reports indicated that the Attorney General’s car exploded while parked near his home in Ramallah city. Damage occurred, but no injuries were reported.

During Tuesday’s pre-dawn attacks targeting several areas in the occupied West Bank, Israeli troops kidnapped nine civilians, Palestinian and Israeli sources reported.

Israeli media reported that the Israeli army kidnapped those nine civilians while conducting a search campaign in Nahaleen and Bait Fajjar villages near Bethlehem, Abu Dis town, north of Jerusalem, and in Halhool village near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The sources added all kidnapped residents were taken to detention camps for investigation.


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