Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, February, 07, 2017.
Israeli navy attack Gaza fishermen in two separate attacks, meanwhile troops invade West Bank communities and detain Palestinians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday evening, at several Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, causing damage, and preventing the fishers from sailing.
On Tuesday morning, the navy fired several live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in the northern part of the coastal region.
Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many rounds at the boats, close to the shore near Beit Lahia, causing property damage, and forcing the fishers back in fear of additional escalation.
Elsewhere, On Tuesday, Several Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction building.
Media sources in Jerusalem said dozens of soldiers surrounded and invaded the area, after declaring it a “closed military zone.”
The soldiers then proceeded to demolish the building, in addition to detaining and interrogating several Palestinians.
In related news, the army invaded Kardala village, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and demolished several barns owned by a few shepherds.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted eighteen Palestinians.
Invasions and home searches were reported in the northern west Bank district of Jenin, Ramallah in central West Bank, Hebron and Bethlehem, southern West Bank and Jerusalem.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, February, 07, 2017, 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.