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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, February 17th, 2015.

Three children injured by a bomb left by the Israeli army in Gaza and in the West Bank Israeli troops kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Three children were injured on Tuesday evening when an explosive object dropped by the army during the offensive on Gaza last summer, detonated near them in northern Gaza, Palestinian medical sources reported.

The sources said the children suffered very serious injuries, and were moved to the Kamal ‘Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The incident took place near the al-Huda mosque, in the Tuam area.

The children were playing when they apparently found the object that detonated near them causing serious injuries. During the Israeli aggression on Gaza in the summer of 2014, the army dropped thousands of missiles and shells into different parts of the Gaza Strip, while many of those shells did not explode upon impact.

Staying in Gaza, Israeli forces opened fire, on Tuesday morning, towards Palestinian shepherds near the cemetery in Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip, while Israeli gunboats targeted fishing boats in Khan Younis, in Gaza’s southern region.

In the West Bank on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli troops invaded a number of West Bank communities, and searched homes then kidnapped nine civilians.
Later on Tuesday morning, Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed into Joseph’s Tomb, east of Nablus, under the protection of occupation guard patrols.

According to Palestinian sources, some seven busloads of Israeli settlers forcibly entered Joseph’s Tomb, in order to practice religious rituals in a recognized Muslim holy site.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, February 17th, 2015, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.