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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October 28th, 2014.
Israeli soldiers injure an old lady in the West Bank and attack fishermen off Gaza shore line. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Tuesday, 48-year-old Fatima al-Hathalin, from Umm al-Kheir village, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was assaulted by Israeli forces, suffering bruises across her body. Soldiers attacked Fatima as they searched and ransacked homes in the village.
Umm al-Khair is a Bedouin community located in Area C, under Israeli civil and military administration. It is located near the Israeli settlement of ‘Karmel’, which was illegally established during the beginning of the 1980s and expanded in recent years, most significantly in 2013.
Elsewhere, Several children injured in Bethlehem city on Tuesday. Medical sources said many schoolchildren suffered the effects of teargas inhalation after the soldiers invaded the ‘Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, through its eastern entrance. The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and local Palestinian youths.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli forces conducted live-fire military training in an area near residential homes to the east of Khirbet al-Tawil, south of Nablus,
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, at least six Palestinians in different military invasions targeting various communities in the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem.
Furthermore, police demolished parts of a home in the central occupied East Jerusalem. West Jerusalem Municipality representation, with police accompanied by heavy bulldozers, surrounded a house belonging to al-Sharif family, on Salah ad-Din street, under the pretext of building without obtaining a construction permit.
Israeli soldiers are also prevented the house residents from moving or media crews from accessing the demolition site.
In the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, the Israeli navy again targeted Palestinian fishing boats with gunfire offshore the coast of Gaza, according to witnesses. Soldiers opened fire at a number of Palestinian fishermen, despite the fact that they were within the six-nautical-mile zone allowed for Palestinian fishing off Gaza; no casualties or injuries were reported.
Following the Israeli offensive, this past July, Israel agreed to allow fishing boats from Gaza to go some six nautical miles from the coastline, as well as to gradually expand the zone, over time. Since then, many incidents of the Israeli navy targeting Palestinian fishermen with gunfire and, in certain circumstances, arrests by the Israeli navy were also reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, October 28th, 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.