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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday July 21st, 2014.
Death toll in Gaza reached 510 killed as the Israeli offensive enters its 13th day, meanwhile Israeli troops attack protesters in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At least 66 Palestinian civilians mostly children and women were reported killed on Monday by the Israeli continued areal, ground and sea bombardment targeting the Gaza Strip on Monday.
The Palestinian health ministry announced that with the 66 killed today, the death toll since Israel started its military offensive on Gaza have reached now 510. Of those killed, 129 are children and 69 are women, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
Since Israeli started its attack on Gaza, on Tuesday July 8th, 3300 ciivlinas were injured. Among those injured there are 22 children and 572 women, with some losing limbs and others disabled for life, the health ministry reported.
In one indent on Monday, The Ministry of Health said the army fired missiles into the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Central Gaza, killing four Palestinians, and injuring 40 others. Ambulances also came under direct Israeli fire while trying to move patients to Shifa medical center.
In the meantime in the west Bank, Dozens of civilians have been injured after Israeli forces opened live fire on Hebron residents celebrating the capture of an Israeli soldier in Gaza and protesting in solidarity with the besieged costal enclave.
Also in the southern West bank, three Palestinians were kidnapped, on Monday morning, from the Aida refugee camp of northern Bethlehem city, according to reports by Palestinian security sources.
Later in the day, protest was organized in the town of Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem, Monday evening.
Hundreds of Palestinians and Internationals took to the streets carrying Palestinian flags and signs, condemning the Israeli attacks and calling for international intervention to stop “massacres against unarmed civilians” in the Gaza Strip. The protest was called for by the political factions and the civil society organizations in town.
Meantime inside Israel, least 20 thousand Palestinian residents of Israel took to the streets on Monday, in the city of Nazareth, to protest against the Israeli military attacks against their fellow Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday July 21st, 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.