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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, August 10th, 2015.
Hundreds march in the funeral of killed Palestinian, and in Gaza Israeli navy attack fishermen and kidnap two of them. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At the village of Kutnah near Jerusalem, hundreds of residents joined on Monday afternoon family members and friends in the funeral of Anas Taha, 20, who was killed by Israeli soldiers on Sunday.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed Taha in an Israeli gas station near Mode’em illegal settlement near Ramallah city. Troops claimed he tried to stab Israeli settlers.
According to family members, Taha was released from Israeli army detention centers at the beginning of the year. He was assassinated by the army and did not try to kill settlers, the family said.
Earlier on Monday morning, abducted six Palestinians and summoned another from West Bank districts, said security sources. kidnappings and army home searches were reported in the cities of Jenin, Hebron, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, Israeli occupation forces assaulted and injured guards at the Al Aqsa Mosque, Monday morning, at the door of al-Asbat, while detaining another. Israeli forces pepper-sprayed a group of children and beat them when they tried to enter the mosque to participate in summer camp. The soldiers then beat the guards severely when they tried to protect the children, injuring four of them.
In other news, Israeli forces, early Monday, demolished a Palestinian house in Deir Ballut town, to the west of Salfit, as well as two residential structures and a livestock barn in Adh-Dhahiriya town, to the south of Hebron. Meanwhile, forces served demolition notices for several Palestinian houses near al-Hamra permanent military checkpoint, on Road 57, which is controlled by Israeli authorities.
All Palestinians whose houses are located to the north of the checkpoint were handed notices, giving them only 10 days to evict their homes as a prelude to demolition.
Israeli naval forces on Monday morning, detained two Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City, the secretary-general of Gaza’s fishing union said.
According to fishermen, the Israeli gunboats approached their fishing boats while they were sailing within the six nautical mile fishing zone.
Palestinian fishermen face daily risks in order to make a living, including routine harassment from Israeli naval forces, confiscation of boats and materials, detention, and potentially death. At least three Palestinian fishermen have been shot dead by Israeli forces since last September.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, August 10th, 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.