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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday August 25th, 2014.
Death toll in Gaza reaches 2134 as Israeli war on Gaza enters its 49th day, meanwhile in the West Bank Israeli settlers and troops’ attacks leave one teenager killed and another injured.
These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At least 12 Palestinian civilians were killed on Monday as Israeli attack on Gaza continues for the past 49 days. According to local sources among those killed on Monday was Abedallah Mortagha, a Palestinian journalist.
Mortagha was killed when Israeli tanks bombarded a residential area in Al Shojayia neighborhood in Gaza City on Monday morning. 10 more civilians were injured in the attack.
The Palestinian ministry of health announced that with those killed today the death toll have reached 2134 including 578 children. Moreover around 10895 civilians were injured due to the Israeli war on Gaza that started on July 8.
In related news, Egypt has proposed a new ceasefire for Gaza which would open the border crossings, allowing in aid and reconstruction materials, according to a Palestinian sources.
Palestinian leadership, including Hamas, would be willing to accept the deal if Israel does, the sources told AFP. Up until the time of this report no Israeli official response were made on the Egypt proposal.
While Israeli areal, ground and sea bombardment continued today, Palestinian resistance groups managed to fire 120 missiles into Israeli areas surrounding Gaza, the Israeli military announced. Damage was reported but no causalities.
Elsewhere, a Palestinian child died, Monday, of a serious injury suffered after the army opened fire at Palestinians near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, last Friday. Hassan ‘Ashour, age 15, was shot by several rounds of live ammunition in the chest and liver, and was later declared clinically dead until he passed away on Monday morning.
Local sources said that the child was wounded during clashes which took place at the Beit Forik Israeli military roadblock, east Nablus, after the soldiers assaulted several Palestinians.
Later on Monday evening, a Palestinian teenager was shot and injured by Israeli settlers’ gunfire at the village of Beit Umer, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
According to witness, settlers attacked local youth near the settlement of Karmi Nsour, illegal built on lands taken from local farmers. Doctors said that they boy, 16 years of age was moved to Hebron hospital for treatment after he was hit in his right hand and abdomen. His injures were described as moderate.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday August 25th, 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.