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Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, for Monday, August 02, 2010.

Israel agrees in principle to a UN probe of the Flotilla fisco and tit-for-tat attacks continue between Hamas and Israel these stories and more coming up, stay tuned.

The top seven ministers in Israel’s cabinet decided that it should participate in the UN’s international probe into the attacks on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla at the end of this past May.

This agreement to participate would be a number of ‘firsts’ for the state of Israel. It would mark the first time they have participated in an international examination of the activities of its military as well as, the first time they would be represented on a committee dealing with its activities.

Israel will still continue to negotiate the finer details and process of any investigation and the full international investigation will likely only come after internal investigations by separate Turkish and Israeli committees are completed.

Rocket fire today hit the home of a member of the Hamas movement in Deir al-Balah refugee camp, central Gaza, injuring 42 civilians; there were no deaths.

Medical sources in Gaza have claimed that the state of Israel is the source of the attack, Israel is denying any involvement.

Also early Monday morning around 08:00 five rockets were launched from the Egyptian Sinai eastward. They hit the southern Israeli port of Eilat and its neighboring Jordanian city of Aqaba.

Four men in the Jordan city of Aqaba were wounded, one critically. The critically injured man succumbed to his wounds and passed away later in the day. No injuries were reported in Eilat.

Israel also abducted eleven civilians throughout the West Bank in the early morning hours. The civilians were from Bethlehem, Ramllah, Nablus, Hebron and Tubas.

Israeli forces also destroyed the land of a Palestinian farmer in al-Baq’a village who is also a leader in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

Soldiers upturned the land of Badran Jabir, destroying current plantings and its irrigation Monday morning. They also beat and detained two of his relatives after trashing his home.

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