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Israeli Troops Kill a Palestinian; Expel a Second


Israeli Troops Kill a Palestinian; Expel a Second to Gaza

Gaza -- Israeli occupation forces killed one Palestinian in the central of the Gaza Strip. In the meantime a second Palestinian citizen was expelled by IOF from Jenin to Gaza in 24 hours.

the A member of the Islamic Jihad was killed by Israeli gunfire in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Palestinian hospital sources said.

Nahed Kotkot, 27, was shot dead during clashes in the Burij refugee camp, Palestinian sources said.

Kotkot was killed when he attacked an Israeli military post, east of Gaza. The Islamic Jihad movement claimed responsibility on the attack, IPC’s correspondent said.

In another development, a Palestinian was transferred from the West Bank to Gaza by the Israeli military troops, Palestinian security sources said.

Moshref Bethor, 26, was expelled from the west bank city of Jenin to Gaza early Thursday, the second to be expelled this week to Gaza.

Bethor told Al Jazeera TV that he had no idea he was being taken to Gaza. He said he thought he was being taken to an Al Muskobyia detention center for further questioning.

“I am a member of Fatah in Jenin and spent a year at Israeli jail before Israel on Thursday expelled me from the West Bank town of Jenin to Gaza, claiming that I am dangerous to the security of Israelis,” Bethor said.

A massive Israeli incursion took place Thursday dawn in Batten Al Sameen, west of khan Younis, south Gaza Strip.

Witnesses told IPC correspondent that a column of tanks and military jeeps advanced deep in area under indiscriminate heavy shootings and a copter cover.

The Israeli troops stormed in the Palestinian houses, and vandalized the civilians’ belongings.

The incursion spread panic among as the whizzing bullets echoed the silence of the daybreak.

The soldiers also demolished the outer wall of the citizen house of Saleem in the aforementioned area, WAFA reported.

WAFA and witnesses mentioned that the Israeli troops cut off power and besieged the house of Al Bashiti and ordered its dwellers by megaphones to get out of the house and launched to tear down the outer wall of the house.

In Rafah, three Palestinian citizens were reportedly shot wounded by the Israeli occupation forces in Yebna refugee camp of Rafah.

Palestinian security and medical sources indicated that the Israeli troop stationed at the border line with Egypt hailed the civilians’ houses with machine gun fire, resulting in the injury of three Palestinian citizens.


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