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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, February 03, 2016.
Three Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire in Jerusalem and in Gaza two fighters die in a tunnel accident. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Three Palestinians were shot dead on Wednesday, after they killed an Israeli police officer and wounded another during an armed attack near Damascus Gate, in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli police said.
An Israeli police spokesperson said that “three attackers were shot dead at the scene” by Israeli Border Police after carrying out an attack with knives and an automatic weapon. The Palestinians have been identified as Ahmad Abu al-Rob, 21, Muhammad Abu Kamil, 20, both from Qabatia town, and Ahmad Ismael, 22, from Jenin city.
Witnesses said that Israeli forces fired stun grenades and pepper spray near Damascus Gate, to prevent Palestinians from approaching the area. Witnesses added the forces also stopped a group of people and inspected them in a ‘humiliating’ way.
Staying in Jerusalem, Israeli bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, demolished a garage in the village of al-al-Isawiyya. Israeli forces raided the village on Monday of this week, and delivered seven demolition notices for housing structures that had been built between four and ten years ago.
Elsewhere, The Israeli army carried out, on Wednesday, various invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped at least twenty Palestinians.
In the Gaza Strip, Two Hamas fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in the southern Gaza Strip, just one week after seven other fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in northern Gaza. Meanwhile Israeli forces, Wednesday morning, reportedly crossed the Gazan border east of Khan Younis, advancing 100 meters into the blockaded coastal enclave where a bulldozers ‘leveled’ farm land.
Later on Wednesday, The Israeli navy kidnapped four Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast and seized their boats. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers opened fire towards two Palestinian boats and, then, detained four fishermen who were aboard.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, February 03, 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.