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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday November 26th, 2012.
Israel continue to attack Gaza in violation of last week truce deal, and in the West Bank date has been set to open the grave of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources reported that three Palestinians have been injured, on Sunday evening, after Israeli soldiers,
stationed across the border, opened fire at them in Al-Faraheen area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The sources added that the army opened fire at several Palestinian farmers working in their land an issue that led to three injuries, and forced the farmers to leave their lands. Israeli soldiers killed, two days ago, one Palestinian and wounded more than 19 others near the border in Khan Younis.
The latest attacks are direct violations of the truce that was mediated by Egypt between Israel and the Palestinian resistance in Gaza. The truce, reached last Wednesday, ended eight days of Israeli sea, air and ground bombardment on Gaza. The attacks left 165 killed and around 1300 injured.
In the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tawfiq Tirawi, head of the Palestinian committee that is investigating the assassination of Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, stated that Arafat’s grave will be opened this coming Tuesday in order to exhume his body for forensic analysis as part of the investigation into his death.
Tirawi stated that the Palestinians and the Palestinian leadership have no doubt that Israel is behind Arafat’s death, especially when taking into consideration that Israeli military, security and political leaders openly called for his assassination when he was confined and surrounded at his headquarters in Ramallah.
In other news the Israeli Jerusalem Municipality postponed a session to discuss the change of street names in the neighborhoods of Silwan and Swaneh, in accordance with the request of the settlers who live in the Municipality of Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Information Center in Wadi Helwe learnt that the Occupation Municipality postponed the session which was scheduled today to discuss the names of the streets in the neighborhoods of Silwan and Swaneh that the settlers have proposed but without setting up a new date for the session.
The Information Center also reported that “the postponement of the hearing was due to public pressure in the Silwan neighborhood from those who objected the change of the names of their streets with Talmudic names.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday November 26th, 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.