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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December 29, 2015.
Israeli troops attack farmers in Gaza and raid offices of a charity and human rights NGO in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian farmer was injured on Tuesday after being shot by Israeli soldiers near the Israeli Gaza borders, medical sources reported.
According to doctors in Gaza city hospital, the farmer was hit with live rounds in his foot and sustained moderate wounds.
Early on Tuesday morning Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian farmers near the in the southern part of the Gaza strip borders with Israel. The farmers were working their lands and monitors from the Red Cross were present with them, local sources reported.
In other news, Israeli forces, on Tuesday, ransacked the Bethlehem headquarters of the district’s Palestinian Authority-run committee for charitable work as well as a prisoners’ rights group office in Nablus, destroying and confiscating property.
In the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem Soldiers cut open two safes in the headquarters of Bethlehem charity and confiscated all materials, as well as a number of files and hard discs from office shelves.
Separately, Israeli forces stormed offices of the Ahrar Center for Prisoners Studies and Human Rights in Nablus in the northern West Bank, confiscating materials.
Moreover, Israeli forces kidnapped at least 15 Palestinians overnight, during predawn detention raids into various West Bank districts, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS).
Israeli troops detained three Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Nablus. Forces also abducted three other Palestinians during predawn raids into the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia. Three other Palestinians were taken from the Qalandia refugee camp and Kufr ‘Aqab, in the Jerusalem district.
Troops also detained two other Palestinians as they raided the northern West Bank city of Jenin. Two more Palestinians were kidnapped from the Hebron district. Israeli forces detained another two from Ramallah and Tubas districts.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, December 29, 2015 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From 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.