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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, December 8th, 2014.
Palestinian man dies of wounds in Jerusalem and Israeli navy attack fishermen of Gaza coast line. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man has succumbed on Sunday to wounds sustained during a car attack on a light rail station in East Jerusalem.
60-year-old Abd al-Karim Nafith Hamid was injured when a Palestinian slammed his car into the Sheikh Jarrah tram station, killing a Druze officer in the Israeli border police and injuring at least 13 other people, local media reported. Mr. Hamid suffered multiple fractures of the spine and feet, and subsequently had a heart attack.
According to his wife, he did not receive the necessary medical treatment right away. She said that, according to eyewitnesses, her husband arrived at Shaare Zedek Medical Center handcuffed.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at least sixteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including a woman who was kidnapped in the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem.
Earlier on Monday morning, small groups of Israeli fanatics, accompanied by police Special Forces, broke into the yards of the Mosque, through the Magharba Gate.
The Police also continued its policy of withholding the ID cards of young Palestinian men and woman, before allowing them to enter the mosque.
Furthermore, Israeli military bulldozers uprooted a Palestinian land, near Jaloud village, south of Nablus, in preparation to expand two illegal settlements, built on Palestinians lands.
On Sunday, at least 15 Palestinians, including five minors, were taken captive by Israeli army and police during predawn raids across the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.
In Gaza, Israeli gunboats stationed in the Gaza Sea have again chased down and opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats sailing within the officially allotted fishing zone.
According to local news sources, forces arrested 12 fishermen, confiscated 5 boats, and damaged fishing equipment. All the fishermen were abducted and taken to an unknown destination, their boats and fishing nets confiscated, equipment damaged.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, December 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.