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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015.
Israeli navy attack fishermen in Gaza and injuries three and settlers uproot Palestinian owned trees in in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, wounding three fishers.
Palestinians news sources said that the wounded fishers have been moved to the Shifa Medical Center, west of Gaza city, suffering moderate injuries. A fisher, who witnessed the attack, said the Israeli navy ships opened fire on the fishing boats while in Palestinian territorial water, close to the Gaza shore.
The navy carries out daily attacks and violations against the fishers and their boats, in direct violation of all related agreements and ceasefire treaties. Last week, three Palestinian fishers were shot and injured by Israeli navy fire, in Palestinian waters in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.
Also in the coastal region, the Hamas-run security forces in the Gaza Strip shot and killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian man, believed to be a supporter of ISIS, in his home, in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City. According to security forces officers located explosive belts and charges, RPG rockets, and various types of weapons and ammunition in the man’s house.
On Sunday, a group claiming allegiance with ISIS issued a statement claiming responsibility for assassinating a senior Hamas commander by detonating his store in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Elsewhere, in Qaryout village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus,Israeli extremists bulldozed and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian lands in preparation to pave a road linking between two illegal colonies, built on the villager’s lands.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers and members of the “Civil Administration Office” run by the army in the occupied West Bank, invaded Tuesday Um Salmouna village, south of Bethlehem, and handed orders against four under-construction homes. The army claimed the homes were being built without permits, and informed the families they needed to stop the construction work.
In related news, Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Silwan town, south of the al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, demolished three homes, near the al-Magharba Gate, and the Salah Ed-Deen Street, and kidnapped two Palestinians.
Eelier on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, at least 17 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including seven in East Jerusalem.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, June 2nd, 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.