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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, May 26th, 2015.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and injuries 10 civilians and in Gaza Egypt’s navy attack fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that ten residents, including children, have been injured when Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Jaba’ town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
A number of military vehicles invaded the town, broke into and searched a few homes, and interrogated several families. Soldiers also searched old caves in the town, and around it.
The invasion led to clashes with local youths, who hurled stones on the invading vehicles, while the soldiers fired several rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
At least ten Palestinians, including children, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.
In Jerusalem, the Israeli army stepped up kidnaping and home searches campaign in Jerusalem’s old city and nearby Palestinian neighborhoods.
Local sources announced that since Monday the Israeli army have kidnapped more than 20 Palestinian civilians. Most of those kidnapped are teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 years old, local sources add.
The Israeli military escalated its campaign after two Israeli youth were stabbed in Jerusalem old city on Sunday night. The two allegedly sustained light wounds. No Palestinian group have claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack.
Elsewhere, in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian fisherman was injured when Egypt’s navy attacked on late Monday night and Tuesday at dawn Palestinian fishing boat near the southern Gaza coastline.
According to medical sources the fisherman, Mohamed Bardawiel, in his 30s, was moved to hospital after sustaining moderate wounds due to the attack.
On Monday Israeli navy conducted two separate attacks targeting Palestinian fishing boats near Gaza shoreline injuring two men.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, May 26th, 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.