Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday September 24, 2012.

Palestinian public transportation union strike brings the West Bank to a standstill, while a Palestinian woman surfers wounds due to Israeli gunfire in Gaza. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian woman was injured on Monday morning when Israeli tanks opened fire at residents homes located near the Israeli borders in central Gaza Strip.
Residents told local news that Israeli forces invaded the area last night and opened fire in the morning as they withdrew from the area. According to doctors the woman, in her 50s, sustained moderate wounds.

Staying in Gaza, the armed wing of the PLFP announced on Monday that fighter targeted an Israeli tank at the borders with Israel with a home-made shell. The Israeli army did not report any damages or injuries among troops.

In the west Bank on Monday, public transportation drives implemented today a stick between 2:00 and five in the afternoon local time being the entire West Bank to a standstill.

The public transportation union announced that drivers will do an all day strike on Wednesday of this week if the government did not implement their demands.
Drivers are demanding the government to lower the prices of gas that reached 2 USD per liter in the West Bank and also the lowering of taxes.

Earlier in September Palestinians took to the streets against high prices of food gas and taxes. The government then promised to improve the conditions and blamed the Israeli occupation for the process spike.

Today PM Salam Fayyad government deemed the drives strike illegal and threatened to go to court.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday September 20 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.