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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday July 2nd, 2013.
A Palestinian youth killed by Israeli troops and army tanks invade parts of the Gaza strip. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A young Palestinian man was killed on Tuesday morning after being rammed by an Israeli military jeep during an invasion into Doura town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
The youth has been identified as Mo’taz Idrees Sharawna, 19; he suffered very serious injuries, and died of his wounds at a local hospital.
Local sources said that young man climbed onto a military jeep during the invasion, and that the soldiers drove their jeep faster, throwing him onto the ground before ramming into him.
Clashes have been reported between dozens of local youths and the invading soldiers, at least one youth have been injured. Media sources in Hebron have reported that Sharawna is a student at a security college in Jericho.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers kidnapped earlier on Tuesday at dawn thirteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. One of the kidnapped is elected Palestinian law maker.
Army invasions were reported at the cities of Ramallah, central West Bank, Nablus and Jenin in the north and Hebron in southern West Bank.
In the Gaza strip several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning an area east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Local sources have reported that four armored bulldozers, and a number of vehicles, stationed at the Kissufim, across the border near Al-Qarara town, advanced dozens of meters into Palestinian farmlands.
Dozens of farmers had to leave their lands as the army advanced into them; no clashes or injuries have been reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday July 2nd, 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.