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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December 9th, 2014.
Israeli settler attack a Palestinian teenager, and tanks open fire at Gaza farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian sources have reported, Tuesday morning, that an Israeli tank fired a shell into a farmland, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
The sources said the shell led to extensive damage; no injuries were reported until the time of this report.
Eyewitnesses said soldiers, stationed near the border fence, fired the shells, adding that the attack was unprovoked, especially since a number of villagers were just working on their lands.
Israeli soldiers frequently attack Palestinian farmers, in areas close to the border fence, and repeatedly deny them access to their lands, in direct violations of the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement on August 26, 2014.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped at least five Palestinians.
In other news an extremist Israeli settler attacked and stabbed a Palestinian teen, late on Monday evening, near Bani Neim town, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
The sources said Moath Noah ar-Rajabi, 18 years of age, was stabbed in his shoulder and thigh, and was moved to the Hebron Governmental Hospital suffering moderate wounds.
The attacker fled the scene; Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene but did not attempt to locate the assailant, eyewitnesses said.
In related news, soldiers attacked and beat Ahmad Yousef Masharqa, in Doura town, south of Hebron, causing several fractures and bruises.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, December 9th, 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.