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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.
Two civilians die in Gaza due to earlier wounds, and in the West Bank Israeli troops destroy a dairy factory. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources report that a man and a child have died of serious injuries suffered, in different strikes, during Israel’s extensive bombardment and aggression on the Gaza Strip.
Last week, Egyptian mediated truce ended a 51 days long Israeli war on Gaza that started on July 8. Israeli bombardment have left more than 2149 killed and at least 11300 injured.
Also in Gaza, Israeli forces have opened fire at fishermen off the coast of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, in an apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached in Cairo last week, according to fishermen.
Palestinian fishermen told local news sources that Israeli warships fired at their boats with machine guns, while they were sailing within the agreed-upon six-nautical-mile limit, near Rafah. No injuries were reported.
In the meantime, The Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing has stated that Gaza needs five thousand caravans, in order to provide shelter more than 130,000 displaced peoples. More than 4,000 housing units were destroyed in the 51-day Israeli assault on the region, the ministry stated.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday, at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and destroyed a dairy factory that belongs to the Islamic Charitable Society for Orphans, in the city.
Israel alleges the factory, and the charitable society are “run by Hamas’. The Charitable Society decided to open this factory in order to fund services it provides to the orphans, especially with the rising costs amidst the tough conditions in the Palestinian territories, under Israel’s illegitimate occupation.
Moreover, Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, ‘Anza village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, broke into and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped 17 Palestinians.
Soldiers also invaded a flea market near Nablus, and closed it. The soldiers said they are closing the market because “some Palestinians hurled stones at a settler’s car’ which was driving on a settlement road, close to the area.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, September 2nd, 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.