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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, May 7th, 2015.
Israeli attacks leave two injured civilians in the West Bank and in Gaza Israel’s navy attack Palestinian fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One Palestinian civilian was seriously injured, seven other kidnapped by Israeli troops during invasions targeting West Bank communities on Thursday at dawn.
Soldiers invaded the al-Far’a refugee camp, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and clashed with dozens of local youths, seriously wounding one Palestinian, and kidnapped another.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot Rabea’ Jamal Mubarak, 22, with two live round to the back and abdomen, and that the young man was moved to the Rafidia Hospital, in Nablus, suffering a serious but stable injury.
Invasions, home searches and kidnaping were also reported in the cities of Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jenin, local sources reported.
The Israeli army claimed that two soldiers were injured when their jeep flipped over during an invasion into Taffouh village, near Hebron city. The army moved the two soldiers to a hospital for treatment.
Later on Thursday, a young man was injured after being struck by a speeding Israeli settlement bus, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that Kathem Qdeimat, 22 years of age, suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to the Arab Society Hospital for Rehabilitation, in the West Bank city of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem.
Qdeimat is from Kharas town, near Hebron; the Red Crescent Society said one of its ambulances rushed to the scene, and provided the young man with the urgently needed medical attention before moving him to hospital.
In Gaza on Thursday, Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian farmers east of Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters.
Local sources said that the live rounds were fired from military towers, surrounding the Kissufim base, across the border fence with Gaza. Farmers were forced to leave their lands fearing addition military escalation.
Meanwhile Israeli navy ships fired rounds of live ammunition targeting a number of fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters. One of the boats was damaged nearly 4 miles from the Gaza coast, and the fishers had to swim back to shore, to avoid further navy fire.
The Israeli army and navy conduct daily assaults and violations against the Palestinians, their lands and property in different parts of the besieged coastal region.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, May 7th, 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.