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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Tuesday, April 6th, 2010.

Palestinian workers go missing in a tunnel collapse near Gaza-Egypt borders while Israeli troops detain civilians in the West Bank. These stories in details, coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

Two Palestinian workers went missing as a tunnel at the southern Gaza Strip borders collapsed on them on Tuesday.

Palestinian media sources said that the tunnel is located at the Yibna camp for Palestinian refugees in Rafah city.

Six workers got trapped under the rubble when the tunnel collapsed. Later four managed to get out from the Egyptian side while two are still missing, local sources reported.

Since Israel enforced its siege on the Gaza Strip in June 2006, the tunnels became the main sources of much needed supplies for the 1.5 million Palestinians living in the coastal enclave.

Palestinian media sources reported that Mohammad Al-Faramawi, 16 who was reported dead during Land Day activities in the Gaza strip, on March 30, is still alive. Local sources reported that Al-Faramawi was detained by the Egyptian border police, who released him few days later.

In other news, Israeli troops detained on Tuesday at dawn three Palestinian civilians during invasions targeting a number of West Bank communities.
The military searched and ransacked homes in the city of Nablus, northern West Bank, old city of Hebron, southern West Bank and the nearby Beit Ommer village, local sources reported.

Three local youth were kidnapped by troops during house-to-house search in Beit Ommer, the sources added.

The Israeli army radio announced that all those detained today were moved to military detention facility for questioning, the army gave no reason for detaining the three youth.


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