Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, August, 23, 2016.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, injuring at least seven, meanwhile navy ships attack fishermen in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and Doha town, before breaking into a number of workshops, and confiscated lathing and blacksmith machines. Many Palestinians have been injured by army fire during clashes that took place following the invasion.
Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers broke into many workshops in Bethlehem, and Doha west of the city, and confiscated a large number of machines.
The sources added that the soldiers placed posters stating that they believe that these “workshops are involved in manufacturing weapons,” without actually clearly stating which one. The army also invaded a Cafeteria in the Cinema area, in the center of Bethlehem city, and detained the workers for several hours while violently searching it.
Clashes took place in Bethlehem and Doha after the soldiers invaded them, and the soldiers fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs. The Bethlehem office of the Red Crescent has reported that one Palestinian was shot with a live round fired by the soldiers, five others were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, and at least six suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Tuesday, the ath-Thaheriyya and Doura towns, and Wad al-Harya area, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into a number of homes and kidnapped two Palestinians, in addition to invading workshops and confiscating machines.
Elsewhere, Israeli navy boats attacked on Tuesday at dawn Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of northern Gaza Strip.
The fishers were forced to sail back to shore fearing additional escalation by the Israeli navy. Palestinian fishermen assured they were attacked while sailing within the 2 nautical miles area. According to past signed agreements with Israel, Palestinians are allowed to fish with in 12 nautical miles off shore.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, August, 23, 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.