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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, December 21, 2015.
Israeli troops injures a Palestinian child in West Bank clashes and kidnap fishermen from Gaza seashore. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli forces shot and wounded a 14-year-old Palestinian boy with live fire during clashes in the outskirts of Silwad, in eastern Ramallah, on Monday afternoon, according to Palestinian medics. Ambulance crews said that Ahmad Jamal Qantawi, 14, was shot and wounded in his stomach, leg, and hand, and had suffered severe loss of blood.
According to media reports, clashes broke out between Palestinian schoolchildren and Israeli forces at the western entrance to Silwad.
Security sources said that Israeli forces had been chasing Palestinian schoolchildren in the area, when a number of Palestinian police arrived on scene ordered Israeli border police forces to leave and threatened to use their weapons if they refused.
Also on Monday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, twenty-six Palestinians in different districts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive military invasions and searches of homes and property, the Palestinian Political Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported.
The PPS said most of the abductions took place in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, where the soldiers kidnapped eleven Palestinians. Additional kidnappings were also reported in in occupied Jerusalem, Tulkarem, Nablus, Ramallah and Bethlehem areas.
In other news, The Israeli Supreme Court is to release, on Monday, two Israelis accused of burning the Dawabsha family in the village of Douma, occupied Nablus, four months ago.
Media sources said that the Israeli police s expected to release other detainees accused of the crime this evening, provided that they stay under the house arrest. The Minister of the Israeli army, Moshe Ya’alon, said in a statement last week that the those who committed the crime of Dawabsheh family’s arson attack are identified for the Israeli army , but there is no evidence to bring them to trial or to charge them.
Elsewhere, Israeli navy attacked on Monday afternoon a Palestinian fishing boat off Gaza city shoreline and kidnapped all fishermen onboard.
Palestinian sources said the Israeli navy have kidnapped the fishermen and took them to the Israeli seaport of Ashdod.
And that‚Äôs all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, December 21, 2015 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today‚Äôs report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.