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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.
Israel’s army demolish Palestinian owned structures and invade parts of Gaza attacking residents. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli occupation bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, tore down three homes in Dahmash town, near occupied Ramla, under the pretext of building without a permit.
The homes are the property of the Assaf family, and were demolished on April 15, earlier this year , but were rebuilt by the villagers and the popular committees.
The people currently living in Dahmash were originally displaced from their homes in 1948 and took the neighborhood to be their home, refusing to leave Palestine.
In related news, Israeli soldiers invaded Khashm ad-Daraj Bedouin community, east of Yatta town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and demolished a residential shed, and a barn.
There are around 1200 Palestinians living in the village of Khashm ad-Daraj, lacking basic infrastructure, and subject to repeated assaults and violations by Israeli soldiers, and fanatic illegal settlers.
Moreover, soldiers invaded Beit Kahel village, and demolished an agricultural shed, allegedly for being installed without a construction permit. The demolished shed is 16 square meters, used for storing agricultural supplies, and as a dwelling, especially in the summer time.
In Gaza on Tuesday, several armored Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and opened fire at random while army helicopters flew overhead.
The army conducts daily violations against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, mainly in areas close to the border fence, in addition to ongoing attacks against Gaza fishers in Palestinian territorial waters.
In other news, Two Palestinians political detained held by the Israeli army have been on hunger strike for almost eight days, in protest of administrative detention and medical negligence, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). Medical negligence has been widely reported as a systematic policy by the Israeli Prison Service.
Under administrative detention, Palestinian political prisoners are held without charge or trial and for an indefinite and renewable periods of time.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, August 4th, 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.