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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, March 5th, 2015.
Palestinian fishermen injured by Israeli navy attack in Gaza and in the West Bank Israeli settlers attack villagers causing damage to property. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinian fishermen were wounded on Thursday morning when Israeli navy vessels attacked, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Palestinian waters near the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City.
Troops also kidnapped four other fishermen during the attack.
Local fishers said the two wounded residents suffered moderate injuries, and were moved to the Shifa Hospital, west of Gaza city.
The boats were in Palestinian territorial waters, within the six allotted nautical miles, when the navy fired several rounds of live ammunition on them, damaging one. The kidnapped fishers were taken to the Ashdod Port.
The fishers said the navy is escalating its daily assaults on them, and their boats, depriving them from fishing to provide for their families.
Later on Thursday, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence east of Gaza city, fired several smoke bombs and rounds of live ammunition, targeting Palestinian homes and agricultural lands. the attack caused property damage but no injuries.
Elsewhere, a number of extremist Israeli colonialists infiltrated, on Thursday at dawn, the al-Mogheer village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, burnt two Palestinian cars, and wrote racist graffiti.
Local villagers said the extremists wrote slogans, such as “Death To Arabs,” “Price Tag,’ and other slogans on a number of walls, and burnt two cars.
Also near Ramallah on Thursday, Israeli soldiers invaded Deir Netham village, and kidnapped five teens, between the ages of 14 and 18.
In related news, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Safa area north of Beit Ummar town, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped a lawyer.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, March 5th, 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.