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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Monday, March 22nd 2010.

Israeli jetfighter commence bombing runs at targets in the Gaza Strip, as troops and settlers attacks leave four Palestinians dead in the West Bank. These stories and more coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

A number of Israeli air raids were reported on Monday targeted a number of locations in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

Local sources reported that Israeli jet fighters bombarded the tunnel area at the southern Gaza Strip borders with Egypt causing damage to property but no injuries.
Meanwhile Israeli F16 fighters commenced bombing runs targeting the Arafat International airport buildings and runways on Monday.

The airport was first bombed in 2002 and was seriously damaged and went off work since then.

Over the week end Israeli air strikes targeting the Gaza Strip left 15 Palestinian civilians injured, medical sources reported.

Also in the Gaza Strip on Monday, Israeli soldiers detained four Palestinians after opening fire on them at the southern borders with Israel.

The Israeli army announced that the four men came close to the Israeli-built wall at the borders troops opened fire at the four men and later detained them and took them to unknown location, the army stated.

In the West Bank Israeli settlers and troops escalated attacks against Palestinian villagers in northern West Bank on Sunday killing two local youth. Another two farmers were killed by Israeli troops at military checkpoint in the same day.

Both Aseed Abdul-Nasser Qadous, 16, and Ibrahim Abdul-Qader Qadous, 16 where killed while working in their land on Sunday. Local sources said the two were detained then killed in cold blood, while the Israeli military claim one of them attempted to stab a soldier.


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