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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday March 7th, 2013.

Palestinian youth died due to injuries he sustained by Israeli gunfire last month and army tanks invade areas in the Gaza strip. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday morning that Mohammad Sameeh Asfour, 22, from Aboud town, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, died of serious injuries he suffered during clashes that took place when the Israeli army invaded the village two week ago.

Asfour, a student of the Al-Quds University, was shot by a live round to the head, and was moved to an Israeli hospital where he died of his serious injuries.
Israeli soldiers shot him during clashes that took place after Palestinian detainee Arafat Jaradat, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was tortured to death by Israeli interrogators.

Jaradat’s death led to clashes in different parts of the occupied Palestinian territories. during these clashes around 200 Palestinians were injured.

In the Gaza strip Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, an area east of the al-Qarara town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed Palestinian farmlands.

Local sources reported that several armored Israeli military vehicles, including an armored bulldozer, advanced 200 meters into lands that belong to residents of the al-Qarara, and uprooted them.

The tanks came from the nearby Kissufim military base, across the border. Israeli soldiers carry out repeated limited invasions into the coastal region, in addition to repeated attacks against Palestinian farmers working in their lands close to the border fence.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday March 7th, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.