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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday November 5th, 2012.
A Palestinian man killed in Gaza by Israeli gunfire while Israeli troops arrest 14 Palestinians from West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources reported, on Sunday evening, that a young Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli army fire east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza; the man was left to bleed to death for six hours as the soldiers prevented a Palestinian ambulance crew from reaching him.
The sources said that Ahmad an-Nabaheen, 20, was injured by rounds of live ammunition, fired at him by Israeli soldiers, as he approached the border fence.
The sources added that as Palestinians medics rushed to the scene in an attempt to rescue the wounded resident, but Israeli soldiers fired several warning shots, and prevented the medics from reaching the wounded resident; six hours later, the medics were allowed to reach the resident who bled to death before the medics were allowed through.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening and on Monday at dawn, several West Bank districts, broke into dozens of homes and searched them. 14 residents were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination.
Palestinian source reported that the army invasions were focused in Bethlehem city southern West Bank as well as Jenin and Qalqilia, northern West Bank.
Also on Monday a date has been set, November 26, for the exhumation of late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s remains, The Associated Press reported.
This follows an investigative report by al-Jazeera correspondent Clay Swisher that brought to light evidence that the late president was poisoned using the radioactive polonium-210 isotope. The investigation, conducted with Arafat’s widow, Suha, found trace amounts of the substance on Arafat’s clothing when the items were tested by a Swiss laboratory.
Many Palestinians had speculated that Arafat had been poisoned due to the rapid deterioration of his health leading up to his death in November 2004. The exhumation and testing will be conducted in a joint venture between a Swiss team of scientists, who have already arrived in the West Bank, and French investigators.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday November 5th 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.