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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday July 28th, 2015.
Radical Israeli settlers attack civilians in Jerusalem, meanwhile Israeli navy attack fishing boats in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A number of Israeli extremists attacked, on Tuesday at noon, an elderly Palestinian woman while walking near the Maali Zeiteim illegal colony, in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan town in occupied East Jerusalem. Medical sources said Sara Nibali, 85, suffered various cuts and bruises.
The woman was walking, along with her son, when four Israeli settlers started shouting and insulting them, before one of them approached the woman and beat her on her arms and shoulders. She was moved to the al-Makassed Islamic Hospital for treatment.
The police arrived at the scene, and started pushing and attacking local Palestinian youths that gathered after the fanatics assaulted the elderly women. The police also attacked another woman walking nearby.
On Monday night, Israeli radical settlers attacked a bus driver in Jerusalem. The driver, Mohammad Barakat, 38 years of age, from the al-‘Ezariyya town in Jerusalem, said the attack was carried out by two Israelis who first used pepper spray before proceeding to assault him. Barakat works for the Egged Bus Company.
Also in Jerusalem Israeli police officers assaulted and kidnapped, late on Monday at night, a Palestinian child in his home, and while holding him in the police station in the Chain Gate area, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped six Palestinian children in the al-’Isawiyya town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers also kidnapped one Palestinian in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.
The soldiers also invaded various neighborhoods in Hebron city, and installed roadblocks on its northern roads, in addition to the main entrance of Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron, before searching dozens of cars, while investigating the ID cards of scores of Palestinians.
In Gaza, A number of Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza waters, in the Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza City.
Eyewitnesses said the navy fired several rounds of live ammunition on the fishing boats, causing damage but no injuries. The fishers had to sail back to shore to avoid further assaults.
The navy conducts frequent assaults on Gaza fishers and their boats, in Gaza waters, and even targets boats while on shore.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday July 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.