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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, January 20th, 2015.

Israeli navy attack Palestinian Fishermen of Gaza coastline, and troops demolish homes in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli gunboats, on Tuesday, opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats offshore al-Sudaniyya area, northwest of the city of Gaza, in a continued breach of a truce agreement reached on August 29, 2014, local media reported.

Witnesses told local media, that gunboats opened fire at the fishermen, despite the fact that they were sailing within the six-nautical-mile zone allowed for fishing, and forcing them to leave the sea for fear of being killed or injured.

On Monday night, Israeli gunboats fired four missiles targeting fishermen in the same area, causing damage to the boats. Light injuries were reported.

Elsewhere, The Israeli army, on Tuesday, demolished two homes, a store and an animal barn in the village of Khallat al-Mai, south of Hebron, according to local sources.

According to sources, Israeli army force, accompanied by military vehicles, broke into the village and proceeded to demolish the two houses and other structures belonging to local residents. The two houses shelter 14 residents, whereas the animal structure is used for livestock husbandry.

In related news, a number of Israeli military and police vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian home belonging to a local family.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan said the soldiers demolished the 180 square/meter home that was constructed nearly 10 months ago. It added that the Jerusalem City Council is threatening to demolish around 100 more Palestinian homes in the town, allegedly for being built “without construction permits.”

Earlier on Monday late night and Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, at least thirteen Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, including two children who were kidnapped along with four other Palestinian in Hebron in southern West Bank.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, January 20th, 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.

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