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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, November 16, 2015.
Israeli troops kill two Palestinians during invasions targeting west Bank communities and target Gaza fishers. These stories and more coming up stay tuned.
Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops gunfire as Israeli forces invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem.
The soldiers exchanged fire with armed resistance fighters during their invasion of the refugee camp, killing two Palestinians, identified as Laith Ashraf Manasra, 25, and Ahmad Abu al-‘Aish, 30 years of age.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the two slain Palestinians were transferred to the Palestine Medical Center. Army sharpshooters also occupied the rooftops of several homes in the refugee camp, shot and injured 34 Palestinians with live rounds; some of the wounded suffered moderate to severe wounds.
The army also demolished the second floor of a home belonging to the family of detainee Mohammad Abu Shahin, who is held by Israel for allegedly “participating in killing two Israeli settlers, and wounding three others”, in July of this year.
The deaths of the two men makes the total number of Palestinians killed since October 1st eighty eight. Ten Israelis have been killed by Palestinians in the same time period. Over 3,000 Palestinians have been wounded, many of them seriously. More than 1300 Palestinians were shot by live ammunition during this time period, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Later on Monday, Israeli forces demolished nine residential structures and animal barns in Khirbet Jorat, al-Khail and al-Qanub localities, east of Sa‘ir town, to the northeast of Hebron.
In the Gaza strip on Monday, Israeli Navy boats opened fireon a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region, wounding two fishers.
Medical sources said the two fishers suffered moderate wounds, and were moved to a hospital in Beit Lahia. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at several Palestinian fishing boats, forcing them back to shore.
Israeli navy and troops routinely open fire on Palestinian fishermen sailing within the six-nautical-miles zone and farmlands along the border, flagrantly violating the ceasefire deal that was reached in August 2014.
The current six-nautical-mile fishing zone falls drastically short of the twenty nautical miles allocated to the fishermen in the 1993 Oslo Accords.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, November 16, 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 me Ghassan Bannoura.