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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Monday, September 13, 2010.

Israel allows car parts into the Gaza Strip, meanwhile the military kills three Palestinians on Sunday evening, these stories and more coming up, stay tuned.
For the first time since the Israeli military tightened the siege on Gaza in June of 2007, Israel allowed the entry of auto parts to the coastal region.

Engineer Raed Fattouh , head of the Palestinian Committee in charge of the entry of goods into Gaza, stated that Israel decided to open the Karem Abu Salem border crossing in order to allow the entry of nearly 170 trucks loaded with goods and supplies.

On Sunday, Israel allowed the entry of 15560 kilograms of cooking gas and 339028 liters of industrial fuel into the Gaza Strip.

Later on Sunday evening, Israeli forces stationed on the Gaza-Israel border fired tank shells across the border into the Gaza Strip, killing three shepherds.

According to Palestinian medical sources, the three were identified as, 19-year old Ibrahim Abu Said, 21-year old Ismael Abu Odeh, and his grandfather.

Israeli sources claimed the three were fighters and they were preparing to fire homemade shells into Israel, however, none of the Palestinian resistance groups confirmed this claim.

The killings come after a series of Israeli bombings on Friday, the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Fatr, which destroyed three municipal buildings in Gaza. These bombings sparked the Palestinian resistance in Gaza to fire eleven homemade shells over the course of the weekend, all of which landed in open areas in Israel, causing no injuries or damage.

In the West Bank, the Israeli Authorities released legislator Mohammad Jamal an-Natsha, 52. an-Natsha is Hamas-affiliated member of Parliament. According to Palestinian media sources, an-Natsha was kidnapped on July 16in 2002.

Upon his releases, an-Natsha was welcomed home by his family, hundreds of residents in addition to members of Change and Reform, the Hamas affiliated parliamentarian Block.

Since elected in January 2006, dozens of Palestinian members of Parliaments sit in Israeli jails for their affiliation with Hamas, which caused the Legislative council to become paralyzed.

That concludes our news for Today, thank for joining us from occupied Bethlehem, for constant updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org. This report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and George Rishmawi.

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