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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday August 12th, 2014.
No deal for a long-term ceasefire in Gaza have been reached, in the meantime Israeli attacks in the West Bank leave one man and a child injured. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
On Tuesday morning, Israeli navy boats violated the temporary truce with Gaza by opening fire on Palestinian fishing boats near the coast of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Fishermen tried to fish close to the shore, the navy opened fire on them, forcing them to leave. No injuries were reported.
In the meantime, The Israeli delegation returned to Cairo, this morning, in resumption of indirect negotiations with Palestinian officials.
While no deal for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza have been reached yet Egyptian sources reported a breakthrough in Cairo negotiations possibly increasing the chances of reaching a long-term ceasefire agreement.
Elsewhere, a Palestinian child, 10 years of age, was shot in the face by a rubber-coated metal bullet, fired by Israeli soldiers invading Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem in southern West Bank.
The wounded child suffered a moderate injury to her face, and was moved to a hospital in Bethlehem. Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and were moved to a local clinic.
Moreover a Palestinian worker from Bethlehem suffered various cuts and bruises after falling from a high wall when a number of Israeli soldiers chased him as he was trying to enter Jerusalem where he works.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday evening and on Tuesday at dawn, several Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and also invaded several homes and searched them.
on Tuesday at dawn, soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians, including a child, in Shu’fat refugee camp, and Beit Hanina, north of occupied Jerusalem.
hree more civilians were kidnapped by Israeli troops during home searches in Bethlehem. In addition, soldiers stationed at the Huwwara roadblock, near Nablus in northern West Bank, kidnapped a Palestinian lawyer as he was going home back from Ramallah city.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday August 12th, 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.