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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday July 3rd, 2014.
Israeli aerial bombardment targeting Gaza leave ten injured, and at least a dozen injured during army invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At least ten Palestinians have been injured, on Thursday at dawn, in a series of Israeli air strikes targeting different parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Medical sources said that seven Palestinians, including three girls and an elderly woman, have been injured when the army fired missiles into Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. They were all moved to the Kamal Adwan Hospital.
Three more Palestinians were wounded when the army fired missiles into the al-Maqousi residential towers areas, northwest of Gaza city, and were moved to the Shifa Medical Center.
In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into an area in the Tuffah neighborhood, east of Gaza City, and three missiles into the Safeena security center, northwest of Gaza City, causing excessive damage to the center, and several homes.
The Air Force also fired missiles into an agricultural land, close to the Agricultural College, east of Beit Hanoun, and four missiles into an area west of Beit Lahia.
Several buildings and homes were hit. In Rafah, in southern Gaza, F16 Israeli jets fired a missile into an empty land, east of the city.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and ransacked dozens of homes, and clashed with local youths, causing several injuries. Several children were detained for hours.
In the nearby Bethlehem city, several Palestinians have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli soldiers, at the northern entrance of Bethlehem. The soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs, local sources said.
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians in the Nablus district, and one Palestinian in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday July 3rd, 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.