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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday November 19th, 2012.
At least 99 residents killed 750 injured as Israeli attacks continue to target the Gaza strip, while in the West Bank dozens injured as troops attack Palestinian protests against Israeli attack on the coastal region. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources reported that 13 residents were killed in a new round of Israelis attacks targeting different parts of the Gaza Strip for the sixth day in row. 26 Palestinians have been killed since Monday at dawn, 54 injured; 99 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli shells since Wednesday, more than 740 were injured.
Attacks today targeted residents’ homes in Gaza City and Dir al-Balah, in central Gaza Strip, Khan Younis and Tal al-Hawa in southern coastal region,
Meanwhile Palestinian resistance groups continued to respond at Israeli attacks and fired homemade shells and rockets at Israeli areas near Gaza and reaching as far as Tal Aviv and settlements around Jerusalem. The Israeli military said that implemented a 1000 air raid since Wednesday of last week while local groups say they are firing 100 rockets a day.
Moreover an unnamed high-ranking Israeli official told reporters from the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahranoth on Sunday that the longer-range shells that have been fired by Palestinian resistance factions toward Tel Aviv and Jerusalem lack and explosive capacity and are “basically pipes”.
According to the official, the shells were stripped of explosive capacity in order to increase their range and thus trigger air-raid alarms in a wider area.
In the West Bank on Monday dozens of Palestinian youth were injured as Israeli troops attacked protests against attacks on Gaza. Local youth clashed with attacking troops by hurling stones at them. Palestinian sources said that protests were reported around Ramallah city, central West Bank, Nablus and Tulkarem in the north and Bethlehem city southern West Bank.
In Ramallah city medical sources said that at least 60 youth were injured by Israeli troops tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets. Today three protests were organized in and around Ramallah. Three youth were critically injured in Bethlehem city as clashes erupted in the nearby village of Dar Salah and Taqu’.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday November 19th, 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.