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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, February 09 2011.

Palestinian medical sources reported that ten residents were wounded in a number of air strikes targeting several areas in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian child was wounded on Tuesday evening after Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the southern part of the West Bank. Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped Razi Zaqazeeq and his brother while working in their land near the Karmie Tzur illegal settlement located between the Palestinian towns of Halhoul and Beit Ummar.

In related news, the Israeli army kidnapped on Wednesday at dawn seven Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank and in occupied East Jerusalem. Four of the seven Palestinians were kidnapped in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem.

In Awarta town, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, soldiers shot and wounded a Palestinian youth during clashes that took place after the soldiers invaded the town.

Arieh King, founder and director of the Israel Land Fund, stated that within five to ten years 200 units for Jewish settlers will be built in the Palestinian neighborhood in Sheikh Jarrah, in occupied East Jerusalem.

Dov Lior, Chief Rabbi of the Keryat Arba’ illegal settlement in Hebron, in the southern part of the West bank, stated that killing non-Jews is justifiable, in some cases, without any restrictions.

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