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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday August 13th, 2014.
At least six Palestinians killed in Gaza and Israeli troops kidnap 50 civilians during West Bank invasions. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
At least six people have been killed and another six seriously injured by an unexploded Israeli missile which blew up in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza, according to the Ministry of Health.
Media sources announced that among those killed were Italian journalist Camille Simon, 37, and Palestinian reporter Ali Abu Afsh were among those killed. A third Palestinian journalist was also injured in the blast.
According to witnesses, a police engineering team was trying to defuse an Israeli missile which hit near al-Sheikh Zayid towers previously, but did not explode.
Also on Wednesday, a Palestinian woman died at a Jordanian hospital of serious injuries suffered in an earlier Israeli bombardment of Gaza.
In the meantime Israeli forces opened heavy fire on a Palestinian fishing boat, but reported no injuries.A similar incident occurred the day before, when a Palestinian fishing boat came under fire by Israeli forces in the same area, making today’s incident the 2nd disruption of the temporary ceasefire by Israel since it began.
At least 1,957 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 10,200 have been injured, by Israeli missiles and shells since July 8. The casualties include thousands of children, women and elderly, as well as entire families.
Elsewhere, In the West Bank, Dozens of Israeli soldiers, and police officers, invaded various Palestinian communities and towns in different parts of occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped more than 50 Palestinians from their homes. More than 26 civilians have been injured.
The soldiers invaded the towns of Silwan, al-‘Eesawiyya, at-Tour neighborhood, Suwwana neighborhood, Shu’fat and many neighborhoods in the Old City, before dozens of undercover soldiers and security officers started invading homes and ransacking them, while military choppers hovered overhead.
Local sources said the soldiers broke into dozens of homes by smashing the doors and windows, terrifying the sleeping families.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday August 13th, 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.