Palestine Today 10 14 2014
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October 14th, 2014.
Israeli soldiers injures a Palestinian youth in the West Bank and attack fishermen near Gaza shoreline. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A young Palestinian man was shot and injured in his face during an Israeli military invasion, on Tuesday at dawn, into the al-Far’a refugee camp, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Local sources said several armored Israeli military vehicles and jeeps invaded the camp while firing rounds of live ammunition, concussion grenades and gas bombs, before the soldiers stormed several homes, and searched them.
The sources said the soldiers detonated main doors of a number of homes before invading them, and used several Palestinians as human shields while invading other homes in the refugee camp.
The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and local youths, while one Palestinian, in his twenties, was shot in the face by a rubber-coated metal bullet, and many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
Also near Nablus, a number of fanatic Israeli settlers invaded a mosque, shortly after midnight Tuesday, in ‘Aqraba village, torched parts of it and write racist graffiti on its walls.
In the Gaza strip, Israeli gunboats have again opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off Gaza city shores, on Tuesday, at dawn. According to Israeli sources, navy ships opened live fire on the fishermen and their boats, claiming that the men didn’t respond to their calls to move back. No injuries were reported
The Israeli navy has attacked Gaza fishermen several times since the Gaza ceasefire took effect. The terms of the truce provide that Israel must cease such attacks and further expand the fishing zone for Palestinians, over time.
However, Israeli soldiers and settlers alike have not only continued with daily violations against the Palestinian people and their property, but have increased restrictive measures and hostilities across the region, including illegal settlement construction and expansion in the West Bank.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.