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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, September 8th, 2014.
Israeli navy attack Palestinian Fisherman of Gaza coats line, meanwhile in the West Bank Israeli troops kidnap civilians during invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture states that Israel has violated the recent ceasefire agreement made with the Palestinians, now allowing Gaza fishermen to sail up to only five nautical miles off the coast.
According to the Ministry press statement Israeli warships, on Monday morning, fired on fishing boats when they entered the six miles’ distance, and marked the five-mile limit to warn the fisherman against crossing over it.
Last week Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats in two separate incidents and kidnapped two fishermen. As part of the Egyptian mediated ceasefire that ended the Israeli 50 day long war on Gaza last month, it allowed Palestinians to fish within 6 miles off shore line.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers invaded on Monday, at dawn, several Palestinian districts in the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem, broke into and searched many homes and property, and kidnapped six Palestinians. One of the kidnapped was shot and injured by the soldiers.
Medical sources in Ramallah said that a young Palestinian man was injured by Israeli army fire, after several military vehicles invaded Shoqba village, west of Ramallah.
Eyewitnesses said undercover forces of the Israeli army, driving a car with Palestinian license plates, invaded the western area of the village and opened fire at resident Mohammad Fadel, wounding him in the leg, before kidnapping him.
Later on Monday afternoon, Israeli troops manning Za’tara military checkpoint near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, kidnapped 12 Palestinian civilians.
Witnesses told local media that troops searched Palestinian cars then took the men away. Israeli osldiers gave no reason for taken the 12 men away.
There are around 400 Israeli military checkpoints dividing the West Bank into 64 closed areas.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, September 8th, 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.