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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday March 4, 2014.
Two Palestinians killed in Gaza due to Israeli attack and in the West Bank soldiers kidnap 22 civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
An Israeli fighter jet reportedly dropped a missile, late on Monday night and Tuesday at dawn , near Beit Hanoun, in northern Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding three others, including a child.
The two men killed in the attack were identified as Musab Moussa al-Zaneen, 21, and Sharif Nasser, 31. The two men wounded in the Israeli airstrike have not been identified.
Medical sources in Beit Hanoun said that they received three wounded Palestinians, including a female child. Although an Israeli military spokesperson claimed that the airstrike targeted Palestinian fighters who were attempting to launch a homemade shell towards Israel.
No Palestinian groups have claimed that the men were fighters with any armed resistance group. The area where the missile struck was a piece of farmland near the town of Beit Hanoun.
In the West Bank on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, kidnapping 22 Palestinians, including four political leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Local sources reported invasions and kidnappings in the cities of Nablus and Tulkarem, northern West Bank, as well as the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
In other news Palestinian medical sources have reported that several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after dozens of soldiers invaded the Barta’a village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
The sources said that the soldiers fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets, causing several residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Soldiers also invaded a store in the village and searched it, causing excessive property damage.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday March 4, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website atwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.