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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

Israeli troops injuries a Palestinian child in Jerusalem and attack fishermen in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan has reported Wednesday that a Palestinian child suffered a serious head injury, after Israeli soldiers shot him in the head, in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem.

Ahmad Tawfiq Abu al-Hummus, 12 years of age, was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, and was moved to the Hadassah Israeli medical center in Jerusalem. Due to the serious nature of his head injury, the doctors instantly moved the wounded child to surgery.

Soldiers invaded al-‘Eesawiyya and fired rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and live rounds; many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. all stores in the town had to shut down after the army invaded it, and the resulting clashes.

In other news, Israeli forces, on Wednesday morning, demolished five dwellings housing Palestinian Bedouin families in the Abu Nuwwar community east of Jerusalem — part of the wider E1 corridor — leaving 25 people homeless.

The families were not given any time to remove their belongings before the dwellings — made of steel, wood, and canvas — were torn down, local sources reported.

Elsewhere, he Israeli military, on Wednesday, demolished a mosque in the unrecognized Palestinian Bedouin village of Rakhama in the Negev in southern Israel. Rakhama is one of around 40 Bedouin villages in the Negev that Israel refuses to recognize — together holding nearly 90,000 people.

Israeli authorities last month demolished structures in the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, also in the Negev, for the 92nd time.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli naval forces, on Wednesday morning, targeted a fishing boat off Al-Sudaniya shores in Gaza, causing it to burst into flames.

Al-Sudaniyya shore is the fishing permitted area for Palestinians. However, Israeli naval forces target the fishermen boats on a regular basis. Palestinian sources said that no injuries have been reported. Gaza fishermen have been reporting daily attacks by the Israeli navy since the beginning of the truce at the end of 2014. These attacks include shelling and detentions.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 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.

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