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46 killed, 462 injured, 1249 arrested in three months

Saed Bannoura, IMEMC & Agencies

The Palestinian Ministry of Interior issued a new report on the continuous military violations carried out by the Israeli army in the occupied territories between March 1 and June 30, 2005. In dozens of military invasions and operations carried out by the army in the Palestinian territories, 46 Palestinian residents were killed and 462 were injured. Additionally, the report said, 1,249 Palestinians were arrested during army raids on Palestinian cities, towns, villages and refugee camps.

Israel has also released 900 prisoners after the Sharm Al-Sheikh cease-fire agreement.

Israeli military orders annexed around 33,803 Dumans (approximately 10,000 acres) of farmlands for the Wall, settlements, settlement roads, and military usage. The Israeli army repeatedly invaded Palestinian areas and carried out military operations, especially in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Nablus, Tulkarem and Jenin. Military roadblocks and checkpoints remained closed in most cases, barring the residents from leaving their areas. Dozens of residents, including children, were injured in separate attacks carried out by
extremist settlers in the West Bank.

The most recent attack was carried out by an extremist settler group of the Ramat Yeshai illegal outpost in Hebron. One child and two residents were injured. Also on July 13, settlers attacked and burned a home in Aseera al-Qibliyya village near the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Interior Ministry report also noted that Palestinian resistance fighters fired 434 homemade shells since the Sharm al-Sheikh understanding was reached on March 8, 2005. 197 of the shells landed and exploded in Palestinian areas. Eight residents were killed, 71 injured and 5 homes were damaged.

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