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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday May 1st, 2013.
Settlers attack a village in the West bank and injuries a civilian, while in Gaza a fisherman injured by Israeli army gunfire. These Stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man was injured near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday during clashes between Palestinian residents and armed Israeli settlers, local sources reported.
Armed settlers invaded the village of Bittilo near Ramallah and ransacked residents’ cars and homes, when residents tried to stop the settler attacks Israel soldiers arrived and escorted the settler out of the village after a local man was injured, witnesses reported.
In northern West Bank, Israeli settlers attacked on Wednesday morning Palestinian cars near the Nablus city.
According to Palestinian residents settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Yitshar near Nablus throw stones at Palestinian cars driving at the main Nablus road. At least a dozen cars sustained damage but no injuries were reported.
In the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian fisherman was injured when Israeli navy gunboats attacked Palestinian fishing boats in northern Gaza strip.
According to local sources the Palestinian boats were sailing in a distance of one nautical mile of shore. The injured fisherman was identified as Adiel Baker, 50 years old. He was moved to a hospital with moderate wounds.
On Tuesday night the Israeli Air Force fired at least two missiles into an area believed to be used as a training center for Popular Resistance Committees, northwest of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Local sources reported that the Air Force bombarded the Nasser Camp, leading to excessive damage but no injuries.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday May 1st 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.