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2 Palestinians Killed in Gaza, 10 Kidnapped in the West Bank by Israeli Occupation Forces

2 dead as Brigades clash with Israeli occupation undercover units near Gaza City 

Date: 01 / 10 / 2007 Time: 11:38

Gaza Ma'an  

Israeli occupation forces have allowed a Palestinian medical team to recover the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed in the eastern district of Gaza City on Sunday, Palestinian medical sources said on Monday.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that the bodies of Ahmad Al-Ammuri, 23, and Bilal Abu Shakyan, 20, from Jabalia had been found.

The military wing of the Hamas movement, the Al-Qassam Brigades, announced the death of two of their members during clashes with Israeli forces in eastern Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip.

Since midnight on Sunday Israeli undercover units (death squads) have been advancing into eastern Jabalia and Gaza City. Israeli helicopters have been constantly patrolling the area and armed clashes have erupted between the Palestinian fighters and Israeli troops.

The military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, Al- Nasser Salahuddin Brigades claimed that they conducted fierce clashes with Israeli undercover units at 4 o'clock on Monday morning.

Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades also said they clashed with Israeli undercover units in eastern Jabalia. The Brigades claimed they fired explosive devices at the Israeli units.

The Al-Qassam Brigades claimed they saw Israeli helicopters evacuating injured soldiers.

The Israeli authorities admitted on Monday morning that one soldier had been wounded.

IOF source: Two Palestinians killed near Karni

[ 01/10/2007 - 08:38 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- 

An IOF source on Monday declared that two Palestinians were killed near the Karni (Mintar) crossing after they approached the fence separating the Gaza Strip from the 1948 occupied Palestinian lands.

The Hebrew radio quoted the source as saying that the two Palestinians attacked soldiers patrolling the fence with grenades and machineguns.

He said that the soldiers fired back and killed two. However, no Palestinian medical source or faction affirmed the report so far.

In Nablus, IOF troops stormed a number of suburbs in the city and nearby refugee camps and villages in a pre-dawn on Monday.

Locals said that the soldiers kidnapped 22-year-old Sayyaf Issa after searching his family home in Salem village east of Nablus city.

The sources also said that the sound of explosions and shooting was heard when an IOF unit entered the Ein refugee camp west of the city.

Israeli occupation forces kidnap 9 Palestinians in the West Bank 

Date: 01 / 10 / 2007 Time: 11:22

Bethlehem Ma'an  

Israeli occupation forces on Monday morning kidnapped nine Palestinians from different areas of the West Bank. They were taken to interrogation centres.

Israeli media sources said that the arrestees were from Ramallah in the central West Bank, and Qalqilia and Jenin in the northern West Bank.


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