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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday July 29th, 2014.
One hundred Palestinians were killed as Israel war on Gaza continue for the 22nd day, meanwhile in the West Bank a youth dies of wounds after being shot by Israeli troops. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
On Tuesday evening new Israeli airstrike in Rafah killed two and wounded three. Also on this evening Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that more than twenty-two Palestinians have been killed, and dozens injured, in recent Israeli air strikes and bombardment, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Army fires missile into UNRWA car, killing a Palestinian Doctor and his brother.
Moreover the Israeli army continued its illegitimate bombardment of Palestinian homes, and civilian property, and killed five family members of a Palestinian journalist, including two children in Gaza City.
The death toll on Tuesday alone is over 100 killed, and hundreds more injured. Most of these are still waiting to be identified. At least 1216 Palestinians were killed and more than 7000 injured due to the Israeli attack on Gaza which started on July 8th, the Palestinian ministry of health in Gaza Reported.
In the West Bank, a young Palestinian man, died on Tuesday, due to a serious injury suffered last week during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Ala’ Jihad Zghayyar, 21, suffered a serious injury a week ago, after the army fired live rounds at Palestinian protesters at the entrance of Ethna. He died of his wounds at the al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron. Medical sources said Zghayyar was shot by a Dumdum bullet that expands and explodes in the body upon impact. Thousands of Palestinians have been killed and seriously injured due to Israel’s illegal use of mushroom and expanding bullets, including Dumdum bullets.
Also near Hebron city on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers invaded Yatta and Beit Omer towns and clashes with local youth protesting the Israeli war on Gaza. A number of youth were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation while soldiers kidnapped one protester.
Elsewhere, Israeli settlers set fire on Tuesday to olive trees owned by Palestinian farmers from the village of Taqu’a near the southern west Bank city of Bethlehem. Farmers say they have been the target of settlers’ attacks who want the land to expand their illegal settlements.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday July 29th, 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.