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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Thursday November 19th, 2009.

Israeli air strikes leave three injured in the Gaza Strip while an Israeli teen stabs a Palestinian in Jerusalem. These stories and more coming up stay tuned.

The News Cast

Three Palestinians were injured on Thursday at dawn when Israeli jetfighters attacked several locations in the Gaza Strip.

The first attack targeted the southern Gaza Strip borders with Egypt. Local sources reported that three men were injured and were moved to nearby hospital for treatment.

The second and third attacks, with half an hour period between them, targeted a site that belongs to al Qassam brigades the armed wing of the Hamas. The brigades reported damage in structures but no injuries.

In other news a Palestinian man sustained moderate wounds on Thursday afternoon as an Israeli teen stabbed him in Jerusalem.

According to the Israeli police the Israeli teenager escaped the scene. The police added that the motivation behind the attack is still unclear. The online Israeli newspaper Haaretz, said that few hours after the attack, a 16-year old boy turned himself in to the police and admitted stabbing the 42-year old Palestinian in the stomach several times, names remained undisclosed.

A Jerusalem district police official said that the man suspected of carrying out the attack had no criminal background, and was likely a religious Jew, the source added.

‘Questioning of the victim has revealed that the assailant was a yarmulke-wearing Jew, and had no prior relationship with the victim,’ said the official. According to the victim, the assailant just approached him, stabbed him once, and fled.

Two months ago an Israeli man opened fire at Palestinians in Jerusalem injuring two. The man calmed the two men were about to attack him.

Elsewhere, The Israeli military kidnapped on Thursday two Palestinian civilians during home searches in Hebron city.

Local sources reported that Israeli troops searched and ransacked two homes in Hebron city then kidnapped the two men and left.


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