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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Thursday, March 25th 2010.

Israeli attacks leave two injured in the Gaza Strip meanwhile troops detain five civilians from the West Bank. These stories and more coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

The Israeli military injured a Palestinian fisherman and a worker on Thursday during two separate attacks in the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian fisherman sustained wounds by Israeli naval forces on Thursday near northern Gaza Strip shoreline.

Israeli naval forces opened fire at fishing boats off the northern shoreline. The attack left one man injured and damaged a number of boats, local sources reported.

Medical sources said the fisherman was moved to a hospital in the nearby Beit Lahyia town after sustaining moderate wounds.

Later today Israeli troops stationed at the southern Gaza Strip borders with Israel opened fire at Palestinian workers injuring one of them.

Naji Abu Rayda, aged 32, sustained critical wounds on his back when troops opened fire from their tanks at a group of workers near the borders, witnesses told local media.

In other news, Five Palestinian civilians were detained on Thursday by Israeli troops during an invasion targeting Hebron, southern West Bank.

Troops stormed and searched residents’ homes in the old part of Hebron and nearby neighborhoods, local sources reported.

Troops left by early morning hours after they rounded up five men and took them away, local sources added.

This week the Israeli military detained 19 Palestinian civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. Among those detained were seven children, the Palestinian Center for Human rights reported.


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