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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday July 8th, 2014.
Death toll in Gaza reaches 19 as Protective Edge Israeli offensive continues, and in the West Bank Israeli troops clash with local youth. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At least 19 Palestinians have been reported killed on Tuesday due to the ongoing Israeli attack targeting the Gaza Strip. Seven residents including two children were killed when Israeli air force targeted a home in Khan Younis city, in the southern Gaza strip.
Four more Palestinians were killed when Israeli war jets targeted a car in Gaza city center, meanwhile one man was killed in an air attack targeting Al Nousirat refugee camp near Gaza city. A father and his child were killed when Israeli fighter jets targeted a group of civilians in Al Shojayia area in Gaza city.
Moreover a Palestinian child was killed and two others wounded in an airstrike on the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City. Elsewhere in Gaza City, two more residents were killed after an airstrike targeted their vehicle. Another Palestinians man was killed after an airstrike targeted his motorcycle in the northern part of the coastal enclave.
The Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, said Israel is preparing for a long battle, adding that all options are on the table, including the possibility of a ground invasion into the coastal region. The statements were made as dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and military bulldozers, have been lined up across the border with Gaza.
Armed groups in Gaza fired a barrage of shells into different Israeli areas, and vowed to continue the firing of shells in retaliation to the ongoing and escalating Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian people.
In the West Bank, Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded, late on Monday at night and Tuesday at dawn, different areas in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, leading to clashes with local residents.
The Hebron district has been subject to ongoing invasions and assaults, especially after fanatic Israeli settlers kidnapped and burnt to death a Palestinian child in Jerusalem last week.
Local sources in Hebron said dozens of residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation in Bab az-Zaweya area, in Hebron, in addition to Beit Ummar, al-‘Arroub refugee camp, al-Fawwar refugee camp, Kharsa area south of Doura town, and many nearby Palestinian communities.
Medical sources in the al-’Arroub refugee camp said a young man was shot by a gas bomb in the abdomen, and suffered a moderate injury, while many Palestinians received treatment for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday July 8thh, 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.