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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
Israeli troops target and injuries Gaza Farmers and in the West Bank settlers attack a Palestinian family and uproot trees. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Medical sources have reported that three Palestinians were injured, on Tuesday evening, after Israeli soldiers opened fire on several residents, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired several rounds of live ammunition into the refugee camp, wounding three.
Medical sources said the three Palestinians were moved to the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in the central district, suffering mild-to-moderate wounds. On Tuesday at noon, the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire on Palestinian farmers, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one woman, while working in her land. Medical sources said the woman was moved to a local hospital, suffering a moderate injury.
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli Navy ships opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats, close to Gaza City shore, kidnapped ten fishers, and confiscated their boats. On Monday at night, Israeli navy ships attacked several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Beit Lahia sea area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped four fishers.
In the West Bank, A group of fanatic Israeli colonizers hurled, on Tuesday at dawn, several gas bombs into a Palestinian home, in Beitello village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, causing the family to suffocate. Israeli soldiers and police officers arrived at the scene, photographed the attacked home, and the racist graffiti, and prevented the Palestinians from reaching the property.
Four months ago a terrorist attack by a group of settlers that targeted the Dawabsha family led to the immediate death of Ali Dawabsha (18-months), while the father, Sa’ad, succumbed to wounds a week after, and the mother, Reham died one month later. Only Ahmad Dawabsha (4) survived the attack, and is still recovering from severe burns.
Also on Tuesday at dawn, The Israeli military invaded dozens of homes in different districts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped at least fifteen Palestinians, including two children. Moreover, on Tuesdays evening, Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Ma’ale Levona, north of Ramallah, have destroyed 45 olive trees owned by local farmers.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, December 22, 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.