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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, April 28th, 2015.
A Palestinian worker dies in a tunnel accident in Gaza, meanwhile in the West Bank Israeli settler injuries a Palestinian child. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
late On Monday night, A Palestinian worker died when a tunnel collapsed in Rafah city, southern Gaza strip. The workers was identified as Muhammad al-Najjar, 27, his body was taken to Abu Youssef al-Najjar hospital.
Also in Gaza, as part of daily violations against the Palestinian people in the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, Israeli navy ships opened fire on a number of fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City.
Local news sources reported that the soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition on the fishing boats, less than four nautical miles away from the Gaza shore.
At least one boat was damaged, while the fishers had to jump into the water to avoid the Israeli navy fire.
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian agricultural lands, and homes, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; no injuries were reported.
In the West Bank, a child was moderately injured, in Yatta town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, after being hit by an Israeli settler’s car. Shehda al-‘Amour, five years of age, was struck in Khallet al-Mayya area, in Yatta town, south of Hebron, local sources said.
The Israeli settler tried to drive away after wounding the child, but local residents managed to stop him, before the army arrived at the scene. Red Crescent medics provided the wounded child with the urgently needed treatment, before he was moved to an Israeli hospital for further treatment.
Elsewhere, Israeli forces demolished Tuesday morning a Palestinian-owned home in the village of al Nabi Saleh, central west Bank.
According to local sources the home, built prior to Israel’s 1967 occupation of the West Bank, was owned by Mohammad Mahmoud Tamimi, an American-Palestinian who lives abroad.
Last month Israel’s Civil Administration issued a demolition order for Tamimi’s home, in addition to another twelve privately-owned Palestinian homes in Nabi Saleh.
The popular committee of Nabi Saleh has invited Israeli and international activists to join them to begin rebuilding the demolished home.
Earlier on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped four young Palestinian men in occupied East Jerusalem, in addition to one Palestinian in Bethlehem, and one in Hebron.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, April 28th, 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 Ghassan Bannoura.