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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015.
Eight Palestinians killed in a traffic accident in Israel, meanwhile Israeli navy attack Palestinian fishermen in Gaza. These Stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At least eight Palestinians, all women, have been killed and dozens of others injured in a bus crash occurring in southern Israel, according to media sources.
Preliminary reports said that a bus carrying Palestinian passengers, most of whom were women, from the Naqab village of Hora collided with a track and a tractor at a highway in the Negev region.
Elsewhere, Israeli settlers, on Tuesday morning, bulldozed over 50 dunams of Palestinian-owned land in the village of Iskaka, near the Za’tara checkpoint, Salfit governorate, central West Bank.
Local sources announced that Israel has been on a roll, bulldozing more than 11 areas in Salfit district.
In other news, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Tuesday, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank after the army invaded various communities, broke into dozens of homes and searched them, causing property damage.
Local sources reported homes searches and kidnappings in the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, southern West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Nablus in the north.
In Gaza, Israeli Navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.
Local sources said that the Israeli navy fired heavy rounds of live ammunition towards the boats, forcing the fishers to sail much closer to the shore, fearing for their lives.
It added that the navy also fired bursts of live rounds, close to the shore, before medics and rescue teams rushed to the scene to aid the fishers; no injuries were reported. Palestinian fishers and their boats are subject to daily Israeli assaults in Gaza waters, close the shore and even while docked on the shore.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, February 3rd, 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.