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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December 8, 2015.
Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian teenager using paned bullets, and in Gaza Israeli navy attack fishermen in Palestinian waters. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
An 18 years old teen was shot and killed on Tuesday at dawn, after dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank district of Bethlehem. The soldiers also kidnapped five, and injured many others.
Malek Akram Shahin, 18, was shot with a live Israeli army round in his head, and was moved to Beit Jala Hospital, where he died of his serious injury, medical sources said.
A Palestinian physician in Bethlehem told local media that the Israeli bullet that killed Malek is a new type of internationally banned hollow-point bullets, which expand upon impact.
Hollow bullets have been prohibited since The Hague Convention of 1899, Declaration III, that came as a continuance of the Sr. Petersburg, which banned the use of all exploding rounds. However, the Israeli army has been frequently using those types of rounds against Palestinian civilians, including in the First Intifada of 1987.
Elsewhere, a ten year old child suffered a serious injury, after Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp, and fired of rounds of life ammunition at residents. Local sources said the child was transferred to the Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah, suffering serious-but-stable injuries, and was instantly moved into surgery.
On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped at least twenty-one Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including a former political prisoner and the brother of two slain Palestinians, and three detainees.
In Gaza, 7 people have been rescued, but 14 remain missing Tuesday morning, after Egyptian authorities flooded a tunnel across the Egypt-Gaza border with no warning. The tunnel runs between Gaza and Egypt’s Sinai peninsula, and is one of a number of such tunnels that serve as a lifeline for the besieged Palestinian population of the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, close to Gaza City shore, causing damage but no injuries. The fishers were only four nautical miles away from the shore, in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza City.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, December 8, 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.