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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,
www.imemc.org, for Monday October 8th, 2012.
A man killed five other injured by Israeli shelling targeting Gaza, and Israeli settler injuries a worker in the West Bank. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man was pronounced dead on Monday evening due to Israeli shilling which targeted Rafah city southern Gaza Strip last night.
Ten civilians were wounded on Sunday evening, when the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles into Rafah. Some of the wounded residents are in serious conditions; an infant is among the wounded.
Today five civilians were wounded in an Israeli tank shelling which targeted the town of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. Local sources said that Israeli tanks stationed at the borders targeted residents home at the borders lightly injuring five residents. Local schools were evacuated fearing the continued shelling.
In another incident on Monday Israeli fighter jets fired missiles at farm lands in Rafah town. No injuries were reported.
Staying in Gaza, the Ansar 3 Jordanian solidarity convoy managed to enter the Gaza Strip, Sunday, through the Rafah Border Terminal between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
The convoy, headed by Jordanian solidarity activist, Basheer Az-Zameely, includes 67 activists, most of them are Jordanians. Convoy members were welcomed in Gaza by the former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs in Gaza, Ahmad Al-Kurd, and representatives of the women’s movement of the Hamas movement.
In the West Bank on Monday a Palestinian young man was injured when Israeli settler opened fire at him near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local sources said that Sakhir Alam, 26, sustained moderate wounds when a settler opened fire at him while Alam was on his way to work in the morning.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday October 8th news round-up 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 Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.