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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday November 28th, 2012.
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas arrives in New York submit the Palestinian application at the UN, and a man shot and injured by Israeli fire in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Protests in support of Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and application for a nonmember state status at the United Nations were reported across the West Bank Today.
President Abbas arrived in New York accompanied by several senior Palestinian officials, in order to officially submit the Palestinian application at the United Nations General Assembly, set for Thursday.
Palestinian sources reported that Abbas received a phone call from the deputy British Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, informing him that he supports the Palestinian bid. Clegg phoned Abbas as he landed in Ireland while on his way to New York. It is worth mentioning that Clegg demanded the Conservative Party and its, head David Cameron, and all coalition partners to unconditionally support the Palestinian bid.
On its part the United States reiterated its rejection of the Palestinian bid, and denounced the decision of France to support the Palestinian move. meanwhile the state rune news agency WAFA reported that Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark and Cyprus have announced their support of the Palestinian move in the UN.
Elsewhere Israeli troops attacked on Wednesday afternoon a protest organized in East Jerusalem in solidarity with Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli who are on hunger strike.
Samier Al Isawi and Ayman Al Sharawnah are both on hunger strike, since three months protesting the Israeli administrative detention and ill treatment by their captives. Israel uses the administrative detention to hold Palestinians for unspecified time for no reasons. Family members told local media that Al Isawi and Al Sharawnah have also stopped drinking water since eight day now.
In Gaza, the Israeli military continued to break the Egyptian mediated truce of last week between Israeli and the Palestinian resistance. On Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man was shot by a live round in the chest after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border, opened fire at him east of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The sources said that Ashraf Zaqqout, 20, was moved to Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital, in Rafah, suffering moderate injuries. Two more Palestinians were injured earlier after being targeted by Israeli fire east of Rafah.
And thatâ€™s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday November 28th, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Todayâ€™s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.