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Assailants bomb, attack Gaza Strip banks

July 9, 2014 2:08 P.M. (Updated: July 9, 2014 10:40 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Association of Banks in Palestine said banks are being targeted continuously in the Gaza Strip, and it condemned the attacks on banks’ branches and ATMs.

Unidentified assailants bombed an ATM early Wednesday at the main branch of the Bank of Palestine, causing damage to the banks’ hall.

The two guards who were at the bank at the time were not hurt.

Unidentified assailants shot live fire at a branch of the Arab Bank in Gaza City causing damage to the ATM.

The Association of Banks called upon all concerned parties in the Strip to take responsibility and provide security and safety to Palestinian banks so they can provide services to the public, especially under these difficult conditions.

The association highlighted that the banks are not a part of any political conflicts.

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