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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday June 19th, 2014.
Civilians injured as the army bombards Gaza, meanwhile in the West Bank the army’s kidnaping campaign continues. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Several civilians were injured, and excessive property damage was reported, as the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into several areas in different parts of the Gaza Strip on Thursday at dawn. The first Israeli strike targeted Tunis School, in the Zeitoun neighborhood southeast of Gaza City, causing excessive property damage buildings, nearby homes, and vehicles.
The soldiers also fired missiles into the Abu Jarad security site, near the former Netzarim settlement, causing excessive damage to the site, and a number of nearby homes. The Israeli Air Force also fired at least two missiles at the al-Maqousi residential towers, causing damage to a number of homes, and several injuries.
F16 Israeli fighter jets also fired missiles into the Nusseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, especially near the Power Plant, destroying the plant and causing damage to several nearby homes. In addition, missiles were fired into an area close to the Sheikh Zayed Towers, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; one Palestinian suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to the Kamal Adwan Hospital.
The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, stated that the army bombarded a number of its sites, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. It added that the Israeli Air Force also fired a missile at one of its sites, east of Gaza city, but the missiles did not explode.
Also on Thursday in Gaza, Israeli soldiers kidnapped two Palestinian fishermen in Gaza waters, in northern Gaza, and a Palestinian patient at the Erez terminal, as he was heading to an Israeli hospital for treatment.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers continued their extensive invasions and assaults in the Hebron District, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, kidnapped 15 Palestinians, invaded and ransacked several homes and charities.
The Palestinian TV has reported that the soldiers invaded the Hebron city, and several nearby towns and refugee camps, and kidnapped fifteen Palestinians, after violently ransacking and searching their homes.
Moreover Israeli soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and three Palestinians, including a paralyzed man, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.
Dozens of soldiers invaded the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and the nearby villages and towns of ‘Aboud, Nabi Saleh, Kobar, Birzeit, Betunia and Silwan, and violently searched dozens of homes before kidnapping eleven Palestinians.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday June 19th, 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.