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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday February 14th, 2013.

One boy dies in Gaza after sustaining wounds from an explosion cased by an Israeli army unexploded bomb and more political detainees held by Israel join hunger strike protests. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Thursday that one boy was pronounced dead and three others injured in two separate incidents of Israeli army un-exploded ordnance detonated near them in the northern part of the costal enclave.

Emad Abu Qadous, five years old, sustained head injures over the weekend when an unexploded bomb left by the Israeli army exploded near him in the town of Beit Hanoun. Doctors pronounced abu Qadous dead today, local sources in Gaza reported.

Meanwhile also on Thursday, three Palestinian children, between the ages of three and five, were injured when an explosive device left by the Israeli army detonated near them in the town of Beit Hanoun as well. According to the Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza the three children suffered critical wounds.

The health ministry warned families to keep children away from all unidentified objects especially in areas where it faces constant Israeli army shelling and invasions.

In the West Bank, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that 360 Palestinian detainees will be holding a one-day hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees. The strike conducted by returning the meals in an initial step towards further measures in protest to the escalating Israeli violations

The PPS said that 360 detainees at the Ramon Israeli prison, and detained Islamic Jihad leaders in all Israeli prisons and detention facilities, will be holding the one-day hunger strike this Thursday. The strike will likely escalate to include all detainees in Israel’s detention centers due to the ongoing Israeli violations and in solidarity with detainee Samer Al-Eesawy.

Al-Eesawy has been on hunger strike for close to six and a half months, demanding his release as he is being illegally held without charges or trial. His lawyers say his in life threatening health condition. prison doctors said today that Al-Eesawy may die at any moment.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday February 14th, 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.

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