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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Four Palestinians, including one woman, were killed by Israeli gunfire during separate attacks. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Three Palestinians were shot dead allegedly carrying out separate attacks in Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, killing one American tourist and wounding at least 12 Israelis, on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
In the first deadly encounter, shortly before 5 p.m., an Israeli police spokesperson said that a Palestinian man was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli man near Petah Tikva, about seven miles east of Tel Aviv.
The Palestinian was later identified as Abd Al-Rahman Radad, aged 17, from al-Zawiya village, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit.
Minutes later, another Palestinian was shot dead after allegedly firing gunshots at Israeli police forces near Salah al-Din Street. in occupied East Jerusalem, injuring two Israeli officers, one critically.
Shortly after 6 p.m., Israeli police reported a third attack near the port in the Israeli city of Jaffa, with a young Palestinian man shot dead after he stabbed an American tourist to death and wounded at least nine Israelis.
The Palestinian was identified as 22-year-old Bashar Masalha from the village of al-Zawiya, near the northern West Bank city of Salfit.
On Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem’s Old City after the army alleged her “attempted to stab soldiers.” The soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the seriously injured woman, who died of her wounds.
The woman, Fadwa Abu Teir, 50, from Um Touba village south of occupied Jerusalem, is a married mother of five children, three boys and two girls.
Earlier on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped at least, twenty Palestinians, including two women, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, March 8, 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.