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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.
Israeli forces invade West Bank communities, injures a civilian and kidnap others, meanwhile in Gaza Israeli navy attack Palestinian fishers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One Palestinian was shot and injured by Israeli army fire after the soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin; the army also kidnapped two residents, and detained three.
Medical sources in Jenin said a young Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Salim an-Nourasy, 19, was shot by a live round to his right leg, causing a moderate injury.
Media sources said clashes took place after the soldiers invaded the camp, and searched homes there.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday morning, five Palestinians in different neighborhoods on occupied East Jerusalem.
According to the Jerusalem Political Detainees Parents Committee the army, and police, in occupied Jerusalem, have kidnapped 44 Palestinians in the last four days, as part of ongoing violations and assaults against the Palestinians in the occupied city.
Also on Wednesday at dawn, Four Palestinians have been kidnapped after Israeli soldiers invaded the southern West Bank city of Hebron, stormed and violently searched several homes, while one Palestinian was kidnapped near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.
In Gaza, Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, on a number of small Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian waters, near the Sudaniyya area, northwest of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired several live rounds targeting at least three fishing boats, less the two miles away from the Gaza shore, forcing all fishers back.
The attack is part of ongoing Israeli violations to every ceasefire agreement, mediated by Egypt, and to the Oslo Accords. There are more than 3800 Palestinian fishers in the Gaza Strip, providing food to dozens of thousands of family members.
Moreover, Palestinian media sources have reported that two Gaza merchants have been kidnapped, on Wednesday, in the Eretz Israeli terminal, in the northern part of the Gaza strip.
According to media sources the two kidnapped Palestinians are clothing merchants, and that they are both from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, April 1st, 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.