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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, September 16th, 2014.
At least 26 violations of the ceasefire agreement by Israeli documented, meanwhile Israeli troops kidnapped 33 Palestinians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded dozens of communities in the occupied West Bank, and in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday, and kidnapped 33 Palestinians, including ten children.
Palestinian sources in occupied Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers, police and security officersâ€™ invaded, overnight, dozens of homes in different parts of the city, and kidnapped 22 Palestinians, including 10 children. Six of the kidnapped children are only 12 years of age.
Moreover, Israeli forces invaded dozens of Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, kidnapping ten persons. All of the kidnapped were taken to a number of Israeli military interrogation centers.
In other news, Global Research, Canadian-based Think Tank, announced in a report that 26 Post-ceasefire Violations were committed by Israelâ€™s army.
On August 26 a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza was mediated by Egypt, bringing a fragile end to a war which killed some 2150 Palestinians (mostly civilians) and some 60 Israeli soldiers.
According to Global Research, among the violations Israeli committed was Israeli navy broken the ceasefire by firing at fishermen on four separate occasions, not lifted the illegal blockade imposed on Gaza, Seized $56 million of PA tax revenue, and killed a civilian in the West Bank.
In the meantime since the ceasefire, Palestinian armed groups has not fired a single rocket, attacked an Israeli target, or done anything to break the terms of the ceasefire, Global Research reported.
In other news, three Palestinian survivors of ship which sunk near Malta arrived have safely in the country after trade ships came to their rescue.
According to the survivors, Syrian, Palestinian, Egyptian, and Sudanese migrants set out from Damietta, Egypt, on Sept. 6, and were forced to change boats several times during the crossing into European waters.
The traffickers ordered the migrants onto a smaller vessel, with many of the migrants fearing that it was too small to hold them. When they refused to change boats, the traffickers rammed them until they capsized.
And thatâ€™s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Todayâ€™s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.