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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, February 2nd, 2015.
Israeli settlers leave 10 Palestinian injured in a number of attacks across the West Bank and in Gaza Israeli navy attacks Palestinian fishing boats. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
An Israeli settler shot and injured a 17-year-old Muhammad Yusuf Burqan in the Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on Monday, according to witnesses. The youth was shot while tending to a small herd of sheep in the Wadi Yasul area of the neighborhood.
He used his mobile phone to call his brother, who took Muhammad to al-Maqasid hospital for treatment. The settlers fled the scene before his brother arrived.
Moreover, and Israeli settler’s car, on Monday, ran over a nun in Bab al-Amoud, also known as the Damascus Gate, in occupied East Jerusalem, said a Palestinian paramedic.
The nun was hit by a settler’s speeding car and also knocked down a pedestrian crossing the street, said Basem Zeidani, who works as a paramedic.
Zeidani, who provided the nun with emergency medical treatment at the scene, added that the nun sustained a moderate injury. The nun, who remains unidentified, was taken to Hadassah Hospital in West Jerusalem, to receive further medical care.
Also on Monday an Israeli settler vehicle crashed into a car belonging to Palestinian Authority security forces near Hebron injuring seven security officers.
Palestinian security officials told local news that the crash occurred near el-Arrub refugee camp, to the north of Hebron, with initial reports indicating that the incident was deliberate. The officers were taken to hospital with light to moderate injuries.
There are now over 500,000 settlers living in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank. All settlements are illegal under international law.
On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped at sixteen Palestinians, after invading and searching their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including five north of occupied East Jerusalem, and three Palestinians from the eastern part of Gaza.
Elsewhere, the Israeli navy, on Monday, continued its daily breach of the ceasefire agreement reached on August of last year, as they opened fire toward Palestinian fishermen offshore Gaza, according to witnesses.
Fishermen said that Israeli naval gunboats opened heavy machine gun fire randomly at fishermen sailing within the six-nautical miles allowed fishing zone, causing damage to one of the boats. no injuries were reported.
Israeli naval forces target fishing boats almost on a daily basis in a clear breach of the Egyptian brokered truce agreement reached on August of last year. This agreement includes allowing Palestinian fishermen to sail within six nautical miles in the Gaza Sea.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, February 2nd, 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.