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The Israeli army invades several cities in the West Bank and shoots a civilian in Gaza, these stories and more coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

Medical sources reported that the number of patients who died due to the Israeli siege on the Gaza strip reached 208, as three patients were announced dead on Monday morning. Three patients died this morning because they were unable to get out of the Gaza strip to seek medical treatment.

Israel placed the Gaza Strip under total siege in June 2007. Last month, Israel agreed to open the border crossings around Gaza after Egypt mediated a truce deal between Israel and the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza.

A Palestinian civilian was shot by Israeli troops on Monday morning on the southern border between Gaza and Israel. The young man was wounded and transported to a local hospital for treatment. Hamas considered this a violation of the truce terms and demanded an international intervention.

In the West Bank dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded the West Bank city of Nablus on Monday at dawn, and raided the city mall kidnapping five Palestinians. Locals reported that the Israeli army invaded the mall at about 4:00a.m. The military crashed the main entrance and ruined some of the shops.

The Israeli army pronounced the mall a closed area and banned anyone from getting in or out. In addition, the army kidnapped five civilians from the city after ransacking several houses north of the city at dawn.

Later on Monday morning the Israeli army invaded the southern West Bank city of Hebron and kidnapped a civilian, taking him to an unknown detention camp.

Local sources reported on Sunday night that the Israeli army expanded one of the military bases in Hebron city.

Eye witnesses reported that army vehicles carrying mobile homes drove into the military post which is located in between two Israeli illegal settlements in Hebron old city.


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