Palestine Today 05 15 2017

May 16, 2017 1:05 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0
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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, May, 15, 2017.

Palestinian fisherman killed by Israeli navy as Palestinians mark Nakba. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

a Palestinian fisherman died, on Monday evening, from wounds he suffered during morning hours, after Israeli navy ships opened fire on fishing boats less than four nautical miles from the Gaza shore.

The fisherman, Mohammad Bakr, 25, was seriously injured after the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, and was later moved to Barzelai Israeli Medical Center, where he died from his wounds.

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, abducted six fishermen, and confiscated a fishing boat.

Bakr body was later transferred back to the besieged Gaza Strip, where hundreds of Palestinians marched in his funeral ceremony and burial. Mohammad, from Gaza, was a married father of two children.

Elsewhere, scores of Palestinians were injured due to sever tear gas inhalation as Israeli troops attacked Nakba day protests organized in the West Bank.

On Monday Palestinians marked the 69 year of Nakba, the day Israeli was established in 1948,  by organizing rallies all over the West Bank were people marched in black and demanding an end to Israeli occupation and the violations of Palestinian human rights.

When Israeli was created hundreds of Palestinians were killed, and nearly 700,000 Palestinians were forced out of their homes and became refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, and other neighboring Arab countries.

Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians in Hebron governorate, and two in Bethlehem, after the army invaded several homes and searched them.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, May, 15, 2017, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

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