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Israeli army penetrates Gaza, arrests 13 Palestinians in West Bank

Israeli army penetrates Gaza, arrests 13 Palestinians in West Bank
Written by Maritime First

…As Three South Koreans die in Hungary rail crossing crash***

The Israeli army on Thursday penetrated into the eastern area of the Gaza Strip, and arrested 13 Palestinians in the West Bank.

Palestinian security sources said Israeli military vehicles penetrated into the eastern area of the central Gaza Strip, and conducted sweeps by using bulldozers amid gunfire, but no casualties recorded.

The incursion came after Israeli warplanes raided the Gaza Strip, targeting military posts that belonged to the Islamic Hamas movement in response to the earlier firing of rockets into southern Israel.

According to Israeli army, the warplanes raided on a number of targets in a naval position of Hamas in response to the firing of a rocket from Gaza towards Israel.

However, it was the fourth time that homemade Palestinian rockets had been fired into the Israeli cities within days, several of them had been intercepted, while Israeli war jets attacked several military positions in the enclave.

The Palestinian Prisoners Club in the West Bank, had earlier announced that the Israeli army arrested at least 13 Palestinians in the West Bank.

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It added that five were arrested in Jenin and the rest based in Tulkarem, Hebron, Ramallah and Silwad town in East Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, Egypt, the UN, and Qatar had been mediating a calm understanding between Israel and Hamas movement.

The mediation was aimed at restoring calm in the enclave for easing the tight Israeli blockade imposed on Gaza Strip since 2007.

In the meantime, three South Korean citizens died in Hungary in an accident late on Wednesday, when the car, in which they were traveling, was hit by a train, local police said on Thursday.

The crash happened at a rail crossing at the Danube Bend, a tourist spot about 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of the Hungarian capital Budapest, when the car ignored a red light and drove onto the tracks.

The accident comes less than three months after 26 South Korean tourists died in a boat crash on the Danube in Budapest, in the worst disaster on the river in more than half a century.

The Police spokeswoman, Bianka Berki, told Reuters she could not say whether the three, who died in the train accident, were tourists or not, or give any further details about their identities.



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