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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday December 5th, 2012.
Report shows that Israel have killed 4 Palestinians after the truce and President Abbas to go for a UN resolution against Israeli settlements. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip reported that 191 Palestinians, including children, women and elderly, have been killed by Israeli military fire in Gaza in November, and that the number of injured Palestinians in the same month stands at 1492.
The Health Information Center of the Ministry reported that 48 children, including 16 under the age of five, have been killed by Israeli missiles and shells, in addition to 12 women and 20 elderly.
The Center added that 1492 Palestinians, including 533 children (195 under the age of 5), 254 women and 103 elderly have been injured by Israeli fire and shells.
Furthermore, four Palestinians have been killed after the ceasefire agreement was reached, and 54 have been injured.
Internally Osama Hamdan, head of the International Relations Department of the Hamas movement, stated Wednesday that Hamas will be heading to Cairo this month to participate in meetings meant at implementing the Palestinian unity and reconciliation agreement, and warned Israel against continuing its violations to the ceasefire in Gaza.
Hamadan added that there are talks and efforts meant at holding a meeting very soon in Cairo, adding that he expects that the meeting will likely take place in the coming few days.
Elsewhere the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, headed by president, Mahmoud Abbas, decided to head to the United Nations Security Council to ask it for a resolution ordering Israel to stop all of its settlement activities in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem, especially the recently approved plan to build more than 3000 units for Jewish settlers.
On Tuesday at night, the P.A. held a meeting headed by Abbas and decided that it will stand firm in opposing Israelâ€™s new settlement construction plan, adding that the future of the two-state solution, and the entire peace process, is threatened by Israelâ€™s illegal settlement activities and its ongoing violations.
Last week Israel announced the new plans to build some 3000 settlements units in the West Bank and Jerusalem in response to UN General Assembly vote that granted Palestinians a nonmember state.
And thatâ€™s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday December 5th, 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.