Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
A fisherman injured by Israeli navy and in the West Bank Israeli troops injure a child and detain him. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned,
Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats and opened fire on them, wounding of fisher, and kidnapped three others, in Gaza territorial waters, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.
Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Fishers Syndicate, said the soldiers kidnapped the wounded fisher, but released him later, before Palestinian medics moved him to a hospital.
Although Israel claimed to increase the fishing zone to nine nautical miles, extending from Wadi Gaza area to the southern part of the Gaza Strip, the navy continues to attack fishers and their boats in Gaza waters.
Under the Oslo accords, signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, the Palestinians are supposed to be allowed to fish and sail within twenty nautical miles from the coast.
Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, at least twelve Palestinians, including four young women, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Invasions, home searches and kidnappings were reported in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, southern West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Hebron in addition to Nablus in the north.
Late on Monday evening, Israeli soldiers shot and injured, a Palestinian child, in the al-Ram town, northeast of Jerusalem, and also kidnapped a young man from his home in the town.
The soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and gas bombs. Many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. The Red Crescent said the soldiers shot a child, 15 years of age, and prevented its medics from approaching him. He has been identified as Fuad al-Ja’bari. The soldiers then assaulted the wounded wounded child, and took him to an unknown destination.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, April 19, 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.