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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, January 13th, 2015.
Child dies in Gaza due to cold weather and in the west Bank soldiers kidnap civilians during dawn invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
After three infant deaths as a result of severe winter weather in the Gaza Strip, one and a half year-old Fadi Qudeih passed away on Tuesday, in a caravan house where his family lives.
According to local news sources, the child’s home was demolished during the Israeli attacks on Gaza this past summer, upon which his family moved to live in a caravan, in the region of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. The infant was found dead of severe cold, and moved to Nasser hospital.
The snow storm, Huda, which recently hit the region with temperatures that plummeted to some -4 degrees, has so far caused the deaths of at least five Palestinians, four of whom were infants between the ages of 1 month to 1.5 years old.
In other news Israeli forces, on Tuesday, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and bird hunters east of Khan Younis, said witnesses.
Soldiers were deployed in vehicles along the border fence in the al-Fakhari area, southern Gaza Strip, where they fired at farmers. No injuries were reported
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at night and Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians in the southern West bank city of Hebron and the Sammoa’ nearby town, and kidnapped three Palestinians.
Soldiers also invaded several Palestinians communities in Ramallah and Jenin.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, January 13th, 2015, 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.