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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday June 12th, 2014.
Israeli jet fighters attack Gaza and kill a Palestinian fighter, meanwhile troops in the West Bank kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man was killed, and two were seriously injured, on Thursday morning, when an Israeli war jet fired a missile targeting a fighter northwest of Gaza city.
The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said the fighter has been identified as Mohammad Nasr (Abu Al-Khattab), 24 years of age. His body was severely mutilated when an Israeli missile struck him as he was driving his motorcycle in the Sudaniyya area.
Two civilians were injured in the blast, one seriously, the Palestinian TV has reported. The Israeli army said it targeted fighters planning to attack Israeli targets.
On Wednesday evening, a Palestinian child was killed and a young man was wounded in an explosion that took place in a home in the at-Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza City, medical sources said.
In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers invaded al-Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, broke into several homes and stores, violently searched them, and kidnapped five Palestinians.
Local sources reported that the invasion is the fourth consecutive one in the past four days, and that Israeli police officers ticketed several Palestinians at random.
Moreover, Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, where they kidnaped two Palestinians and detained one resident for several hours.
Soldiers also invaded on Thursday Palestinian communities, near Hebron city, in southern West Bank, and searched homes.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday June 12th, 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 Eman Abedraboo-Bannoura.