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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Monday June 4th 2012.
A Palestinian dies of wounds sustained Friday in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank, Israeli settlers burn farmlands, these stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinians were injured, on Monday at dawn, when the Israeli Air force bombarded a milk factory in Gaza City causing excessive damage.
Local sources from Gaza said the factory, which was bombarded five times in the past, belongs to “Dalloul” family, and is located in Az-Zeitoun neighborhood, in Gaza city.
Furthermore, the army fired shells into open areas near Jabal Ar-Rayyes, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; no injuries were reported.
On Monday before dawn, Palestinian fighter, identified as Saraqa Rashad Qdeih of the Salah Ed-Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees died of wounds suffered Friday when the Israeli military bombarded Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Fawzi Qdeih was also killed in the same Friday’s attack and a third resident was wounded and remains in serious condition.
Israeli sources reported Monday that two fire bombs were hurled at a home that belongs to Jewish settlers in Ma’ale HaZeitim settlement in Ras al-Amoud Palestinian neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Israeli Police spokesperson, Luba Samri, stated that the incident took place late on Sunday at night, and added that the impact caused property damage but no injuries. In the meantime, Israeli sources said a shell was fired into the Sha’ar Ha-Negev Regional Council in the Western Negev, causing no damage and no injuries.
A number of fundamentalist Israeli settlers burnt, on Monday morning, Palestinian farmlands planted with wheat, east of Yatta city, near the southern West bank city of Hebron.
Coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Yatta, Rateb Al-Jabour, reported that the burnt lands are located in Shu’ab Al-Batem, and belong to resident Khaled Mousa An-Najjar.
In 2002, Al-Jabour was shot and seriously injured by settler fire and was hospitalized for three months.
He voiced an appeal to Human Rights groups to intervene and act of stopping the escalating attacks carried out by extremist settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories, including occupied East Jerusalem.
In numerous and escalating attacks, settlers burnt Palestinian farmlands, orchards, cut and uprooted olive orchards in addition to flooding farmlands with waste-water.
That’s all from IMEMC News. This was the Monday June 4th daily roundup of news from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Husam Qassis and me George Rishmawi.