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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday January 28th, 2013.

A worker dies in a siege busting tunnel in Gaza, and settlers erect a news settlement in northern West Bank. These stories, a+nd more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Sunday that a Palestinian man was killed, and another was injured, in a tunnel accident in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The accident took place in a siege-busting tunnel in As-Salaam neighborhood, in Rafah; one resident was also injured. The body of the slain Palestinian, age 33, and the wounded resident, were moved to the Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital in Rafah. Last week a Palestinian teenager was killed when a siege-busting tunnel, in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, collapsed on him.

In other news residents of Jayyous village stated that a number of extremist Israeli settlers installed a new illegal outpost near the Al-Yobik area, West of Jayyous, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

The settlers installed their outpost on area that was previously illegally occupied by the settlers, but in 2008, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the settlers out after Israel altered the route of the Annexation Wall in the area.

Ten days ago Israel completed the construction of the wall in the area, but a few days ago the settlers brought mobile homes on privately-owned Palestinian lands to install their outposts. According to residents the settlers initially claimed that the mobile homes belong to the contractor who is building the wall in the area.

But the settlers also brought tools and started digging and installing pipes to provide the outpost with power and water supplies.

Elsewhere Israeli soldiers broke into a mosque in the Al-Ezariyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, searched it and detained dozens of worshipers. Local sources reported that the army invaded the Al-Morabetean mosque after surrounding it, and prevented the worshipers from leaving for a few hours.
Later on, the soldiers also inspected the ID cards of the worshipers, and also searched them after forcing them to stand against the wall outside of the mosque.

The army said that the soldiers conducted a search campaign in the area after an Israeli settlers bus came under fire leading to damages but no injuries.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday January 28th, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.