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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, April 4th, 2012.
Israeli shelling targeting Gaza leaves a teenager dead; and West Bank Settlers refuse to leave a Palestinian house and face evection by the military. These stories and more coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian teenager was founded dead on Wednesday midday near the Israeli borders with Gaza City after he was wounded by military shelling to the area last night.
Medical sources announced that Hashim Saaed, 17, died after he was injured last night and bleed until Wednesday morning. On Tuesday night Israeli tanks stationed at the borders bombarded al Shouja’ya neighborhood in Gaza city. At the time of the shelling no one could reach the area to make sure no civilians were injured, local sources in Gaza reported.
Also in the Gaza Strip today, Israel allowed fuel into the coastal enclave via Kareem Abu Salem corssing between the Gaza Strip and Israel. According to Coordinating Committee for the channeling goods into the Gaza Strip a total of 500,000 letters of industrial fuel was allowed in today.
The industrial fuel is going to be used by the Gaza power plant to generate electricity to the 1.5 million residents of the Strip. In recent months Gaza residents had to endure power cuts up to 13 hours a day due to fuel shortage.
In the West Bank on Wednesday, the Israeli army started to evacuate a house onwed Palestinians that was taken over by Israeli settlers last week. The house is located in the old city of Hebron, southern West Bank. The property is question is located near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron. The settlers claim that they purchased the property by legal means, but the owners, living in the first floor of the building, denied the claim and challenged it in court.
On Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, asked his Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, to delay the eviction of settlers. However the military gave the settlers until today midday to leave the house or face evection after saying that the settlers took over the house without coordinating with the military civil administration.
And that’s all for today from IMEMC News, this was the Wednesday, April 4th daily news roundup from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Please Join us again tomorrow. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Husam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.