Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday May 7th 2008.
Two Palestinians die in Gaza due to Israeli army fire while in the West Bank and Israeli troops kidnap 7 Palestinian civilians, these stories and more coming up stay tuned.
The News Cast
Palestinian sources reported that one Palestinian was killed and seven injured as the Israeli army attacked a group of residents in Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon.
Witnesses said that an Israeli unmanned airplane fired a missile at a group of residents killing Mohamed Abu Musalam, 22, and injuring seven others, three critically.
Five Palestinians were reportedly wounded on Wednesday morning after the Israeli army shelled a house to the east of Khan Younis city. Medics confirmed that five residents were admitted to the Nasser hospital in Khan Younis and that one of them was critically wounded.
Witnesses added that a number of Israeli army tanks, invaded Khan Younis Wednesday early morning. Israeli army bulldozers began razing vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the area, as the Israeli tanks were firing heavily, apparently as a cover for the bulldozers.
Also in the coastal region, one Palestinian civilian was announced dead today of wounds sustained on Tuesday at dawn when the Israeli army shelled Sheikh Zayid city, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
In the West Bank the Israeli army invaded several Palestinian homes in the southern and northern part of West Bank and kidnapped seven Palestinians, including a father and his four sons in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
In the southern part, the Israeli army attacked several Hebron areas, named Yatta and Dora and kidnapped five Palestinians. Those Palestinians, a father and his four sons, have been kidnapped from Yatta town after the army attacked their home in the area.
Elsewhere, sources reported that there had been two Palestinians kidnapped from the northern West Bank city of Nablus, particularly in the Balata refugee camp.
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