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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday May 7th, 2014.
Israeli navy attack Palestinian fishermen near Gaza city, injuring two meanwhile Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinian fishermen were injured on Wednesday after Israeli Navy boats chased Palestinian fishing boats in territorial waters, west of Gaza city. Local sources said that the two fishermen, of the Bakr family, suffered mild-to-moderate wounds, and were moved to the Shifa Medical Center.
Eyewitnesses said Navy boats fired rounds of live ammunition and water bombs, causing high waves resulting in a collision between two fishing boats. Earlier in the week Israeli soldiers assaulted several Palestinian fishing boats and fishermen, causing injuries, and damage to the boats and fishing nets.
Under the Oslo accords of the mid-nineties, the Palestinians are supposed to be allowed to fish within 20 nautical miles off the Gaza shore, but Tel Aviv has constantly violated the agreement.
Also in Gaza Today, the Hamas run Gaza authorities have executed two men after finding them guilty of collaboration with the Israeli military.
The Ministry of Interior said, in a statement, that “the death sentence was carried out against collaborators P.K. by shooting and G.T. by hanging after they were convicted of collaborating with hostile entities and treason.
Both men had allegedly acted in cooperation with the Israeli occupation for over nine years, during which they provided intelligence to the military leading to the killing and injury of various Palestinian resistance fighters, the destruction of metal workshops, and the recruiting of other collaborators.
Elsewhere on Wednesday, Local sources in the southern West Bank city of Hebron have reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Halhoul and Ithna towns, broke into and searched several homes, kidnapping four Palestinians.
Meanwhile another four civilians were kidnaped from the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem during army invasions targeting the city and nearby towns.
Moreover six civilians were kidnaped by Israeli troops who invaded and searched homes in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday at dawn.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday May 7th, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.