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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday June 2nd, 2014.
Israeli air force bombard areas in the Gaza Strip, meanwhile Israeli settlers expand a settlement in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Monday at dawn, two air strikes targeting two centers run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in Gaza city and in Khan Younis.
Local sources said the first strike targeted the Abu Jarad site, causing fires and excessive property damage. Firefighters rushed to the scene and contained the fire; no injuries were reported.
The second attack targeted a site known as Hitteen, northwest of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The bombardment led to fire in a number of structures, and in nearby hothouses used by Palestinian farmers.
An Israeli military spokesperson claimed the two attacks came in retaliation to a number of homemade shells fired from Gaza into nearby Israeli settlements. The spokesperson did not report any injuries or damage.
In the West Bank, Several Israeli military jeeps invaded Hizma and Silwan towns, in occupied Jerusalem, demolishing a number of structures and barns, and forcing several stores to close.
Moreover, A number of Israeli settlers of the Abigail illegal settlement outpost, east of Yatta, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, invaded Palestinian lands near the outpost and started preparation work meant for expanding it.
In other news, around 70 hunger striking Palestinian detainees were moved to twelve Israeli hospitals and medical center, due to sharp deterioration in their health conditions, Media sources report.
Palestinian Detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, started their strike 40 days ago, and were later joined by around 1,500 detainees, demanding Israel to stop using Administrative Detention orders against them.
Undersecretary of the Palestinian Ministry of Detainees, Ziad Abu Ein, stated over the weekend that more detainees are joining the open-ended hunger strike, and that the detainees are determined to continue their fight despite their bad conditions, and abuse.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday June 2nd , 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.