Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October, 26, 2016.
Palestinian man dies in the West Bank of wounds he sustained by settlers attack, meanwhile in Gaza Israeli navy to allow fishermen access to more sea miles. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that a Palestinian man died from wounds suffered Tuesday when a speeding Israeli settler’s car struck his horse-drawn cart, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, causing very serious injuries.
The sources stated that Mohammad Daoud, 61, died from his serious wounds on Wednesday evening, and that his wife, Maela Ali Daoud, is still receiving treatment for her moderate-to-severe wounds, at the Darwish Nazzal Hospital, in Qalqilia.
The Israeli army said it is still looking into the incident to determine its nature, whether it is a deliberate attack or a hit and run, but did not provide any further information.
There have been many Palestinians were killed after being struck by speeding Israeli settlers’ cars in the occupied West Bank, also leading to dozens of injuries, while the settlers usually continue driving to their destinations before the army or the police even reach the scene.
Local Palestinian news sources say that extremist Israeli colonists, illegally living in the occupied West Bank, have carried out 88 attacks against the Palestinians and their properties since the beginning of this year, while in 2015, they carried out at least 221 attacks.
In other news, The Israeli Authorities have decided, Tuesday, to expand the fishing zone allotted for Palestinian fishers in the besieged Gaza Strip to nine nautical miles instead of six, during the fishing season. The expansion still falls short of the twenty nautical miles set in the 1991Oslo agreement.
The new decision takes effects starting next Tuesday November 1st 2016 for two months. The Israeli navy continuously opens fire on Gaza fishers and their boats in Palestinian territorial waters in the coastal region, and frequently kidnaps the fishers and confiscates their boats.
Such attacks have led to dozens of casualties, including several fatalities among the fishers, in addition to dozens of injuries, and serious property damage.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October, 26, 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.