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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday March 11, 2014.
Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in Gaza and one in the West Bank; bringing the death toll in the past 24 hours to 6 killed. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Three Palestinian resistance fighters have been killed on Tuesday midday by an Israeli shell, east of the Rafah district, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Ashraf al-Qodra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, said the slain fighters have been identified as Ismael Abu Jouda, 23, Shaher Abu Shanab, 24, and Abdul-Shafy Moammar, 33.
Al-Qodra added that the three fighters died of serious injuries shortly after being transferred to the Gaza European Hospital.
The three Palestinians are members of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad. The Brigades said that the fighters clashed with Israeli soldiers invading an area east of Rafah, and fired shells at them. It vowed retaliation to the assassination.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian man from Atteel village, near the city of Tulkarem in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian is the third to be killed by the army in the West Bank in less than 24 hours.
Medical sources said Fida’ Majadla, 23, was killed after Israeli soldiers opened fire on his car at the al-Kafriyyat roadblock, south of Tulkarem.
The sources added that Majadla was shot in the chest and head with live rounds fired by the soldiers, and died instantly.
Another resident, identified as Ibrahim Adnan Shokry, was shot and wounded in the attack. Soldiers then closed the roadblock and held the body of Majadla for some time, eyewitnesses said.
On Monday, the Israeli army killed two Palestinians. Soldiers killed a university student near Ramallah and the other, a Jordanian judge was killed at the border crossing with Jordan.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday March 11, 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.