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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday November 15th, 2012.
Seven Palestinian killed as Israel continues to attacks Gaza, and in the West Bank troop’s attacks protests using tear gas. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian Medical sources announced on Thursday that seven Palestinian were killed on Thursday due to the continued Israeli aerial and sea bombardment targeting the Gaza Strip.
Death toll in Gaza since Saturday due to Israeli attacks now reached 23. Eight Palestinians were killed on Wednesday attacks among them two children, 11 month old and a seven year old.
Moreover at least 200 civilians were injured by Israeli attacks in the past 24 hours. Among those injured 23 are in critical conditions, 24 children and 18 women, doctors in Gaza reported.
The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that and old man and a 2 years old child died on Thursday midday after succumbing to wounds they sustained last night. Meanwhile other two residents were killed when unmanned drowns fired a missile at a group of residents near a gas station in Beit Lahiya town, northern Gaza Strip.
On Thursday at dawn Three Palestinians were assassinated in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, one of them was a Police lieutenant the other two are fighters of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
As a response to the continued Israeli attacks Palestinian resistance groups fired home-made shells and rockets at Israeli targets near the Gaza Strip and one missile at Tal Aviv in central Israel. Israeli sources said that four Israelis were killed due to the Palestinian rocket fire. The Israeli military announced that it did 100 air strikes targeting the Gaza Strip since Wednesday night.
Elsewhere in the West Bank, protests were organized in solidarity with Gaza and against the Israeli attacks targeting the coastal region.
Protests were organized in the cities of Ramallah, Nablus, Hebron and Bethlehem. One teenager was lightly wounded when Israeli troops attacked the protests near Bethlehem city.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday November 15th, 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.