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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, August 24th, 2015.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians, meanwhile settlers set fire to a Palestinian family home, these stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Unknown assailants have set fire to a Palestinian house in Douma village, to the east of Nablus, on Monday; no causalities reported. Locals believe that Israeli settlers are behind the attack.
According to local sources the house of Mnour Dawabsha was burned, causing suffocation among the inhabitants. They were taken to the hospital immediately.
Palestinian Civil defense reached the house, put out the fire, and rescued the family members. Palestinian police have begin an investigation on the incident.
The circumstances of this arson attack is similar to the attack on Sa’ad Dawabsha’s family, last month, in which one-year boy was burned alive, His father later died of injuries sustained in the fire, while his brother and mother are still in critical condition.
In other news, Israeli forces overnight abducted at least eight Palestinians, including at least five minors, during homes searches targeting West Bank communities.
According to local sources, six Palestinians, including five minors, were detained from the Jerusalem district and another from the Hebron district.
In the Gaza strip, The Ministry of Health said Monday that four main hospitals may shut down within the next few hours, due to a lack of fuel needed to run them.
spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, said that Al-Shifa Hospital, Kamal Adwan Hospital, Gaza European Hospital and Al-Rantisi Hospital for Children are threatened to stop working in the coming hours because the fuel in their electrical generators is running out.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, August 24th, 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.