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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday July 1st, 2014.
Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian in the West Bank and bombards the Gaza strip causing injures and damage. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man was shoot and killed on Tuesday by Israeli soldiers during an army invasion targeting the northern west Bank city of Jenin. Local sources reported that Undercover soldiers of the Israeli military infiltrated into Jenin city, and the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, shot and killed one Palestinian, and clashed with dozens of local youths.
Israeli soldiers assassinated Ibrahim Abu Zagha, 21, after they infiltrated into the Jenin refugee camp, adding that the young man was returning home, carrying food for his family to eat before starting their fast, as the Muslims are marking the holy month of Ramadan. Abu Zagha was instantly killed after being struck by several rounds of live ammunition, fired by the undercover forces.
Following his death, dozens of soldiers invaded the area, and kidnapped three Palestinians from their homes.
Elsewhere, Israeli troops moved into Hebron city, southern West Bank, and forced the families out of two homes. The troops then placed explosives and blew the two homes up, according to eyewitnesses.
The homes in question were the residences of two men who were abducted earlier in the day on suspicion of involvement in the killing of three Israeli settlers whose bodies were discovered Monday after having been missing for 18 days. The two men, Marwan al-Qawasmeh, 29, and Amer Abu Eisha, 33, stand accused of the abduction and murder of 3 Israeli settlers.
Meanwhile, Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of residents, including an infant, have been injured and that at least two people were kidnapped, in a series of military invasions into the southern West Bank district of Hebron, late on Monday night, and on Tuesday at dawn.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, a young Palestinian man in the village of Husan, near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem. The soldiers also broke into and searched several homes, and facilities.
In the Gaza strip, at least four civilians were injured when the Israeli Air Force carried out, on Tuesday before dawn, more than 34 air strikes targeting different areas of the coastal region. The attacks caused excessive property damage.
Local sources said that Israeli F-16 fighter jets fired missiles into different areas of the Gaza Strip, mainly in agricultural and open areas, in addition to several homes and civilian property.
The army bombarded targeted Gaza City, Rafah, Khan Younis, the Central District and the Northern District of the besieged coastal region. Local sources added that Israeli navy ships also participated in the attacks.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday July 1st, 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.