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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday March 13, 2014.

In Gaza a ceasefire mediated by Egypt is reached and in the West Bank Israeli troops kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A senior Islamic Jihad official said, Thursday that Egypt had managed to reactivate a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip.

Khalid al-Batsh highlighted that his movement would adhere with the ceasefire ‘on condition that the occupation adheres’, Before the announcement Thursday, Israeli warplanes struck several targets in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Two days ago, Israeli occupation warplanes assassinated three fighters from al-Quds Brigades. As a result, the brigades responded to the attack.

In spite of the ceasefire signed between Palestinian resistance and Israel, after the aggression against Gaza in 2012, Israeli forces carry out daily violations by attacking Palestinians on Gaza borders and sea.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, , and kidnapped several Palestinians.

Local sources reported invasions and home searched in the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, southern West Bank, Jerusalem as well as Jenin, in northern West Bank.

At the political level, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stated Thursday that Palestinian leadership did not receive any request to extend negotiations.

President Abbas stated that if the Palestinian leadership receives a request to extend negotiations, it would examine it and define its position in this regard.

Abbas made these comments as part of a press conferences held jointly with British Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the Presidential Palace in Bethlehem, where they discussed mutual relations and cooperation and the latest developments and obstacles to peace process.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday March 13, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.