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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday July 9th, 2014.
Death toll in Gaza reaches 39 killed and 300 injured as Israel escalate its attack and target residents’ homes. Meanwhile 12 youth are injured in West Bank clashes with Israeli soldiers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At least 15 Palestinians were killed on Wednesday as Israeli aerial bombardment continued to target the Gaza strip since the early hours of the morning. According to local sources among those killed there were five children.
Israeli attacks were reported all over the Gaza city, Rafah and Khan Younis and Beit Hanoun. Medical sources said that 300 people have been admitted to hospital for treatment after being injured due to Israeli attacks.
IMEMC’s rami Al Meghari says Israel is targeting residents’ homes at random:
The death toll have now reached 39 killed. On Tuesday Israeli attacks targeting the Gaza strip left 24 Palestinians dead due to Israeli bombardment.
From their part, Palestinian resistance fighters in Gaza continued to fire home-made shells into different Israeli areas. Armed groups vowed to continue the firing of shells in retaliation to the ongoing Israeli attacks targeting the Palestinian people.
Elsewhere, at least 12 people were injured many others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation as Israeli soldiers invaded West Bank communities and clashed with local youth.
Clashes were reported in the central West Bank city of Ramallah and Bethlehem city in southern west Bank.
Moreover, a Palestinian teen was injured when Israeli settlers attacked him on Wednesday morning in East Jerusalem, local sources reported.
After being beaten up and injured Israeli troops forces the teen to leave Jerusalem and refused to file charges against the attackers. The youth is from the village of Yatta in southern West Bank, local sources added.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday July 9th, 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.