Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December, 6, 2016.
Israeli troops destroy a number of Palestinian homes in the West Bank, meanwhile in Gaza Israeli navy attack fishing boats and kidnapped four fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Fasayel village, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, and demolished several residential sheds. The army claimed that the structures are built without permission.
In the meantime, in Jerusalem two Palestinian brothers, along with their wives and children, lost their homes Tuesday when Israeli forces demolished their homes under the pretext of ‘lacking a construction permit’. The homes of that Abbasi family, were attached to each other, and the entire building containing the two homes was around 300 square meters.
Israeli authorities frequently use this pretext for demolishing Palestinian homes, despite the fact that Israel has not issued any construction permits for Palestinian homes since 1967, when it took over control of Jerusalem.
Earlier on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported.
In other news, Several illegal Israeli colonists bulldozed and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, more than 40 Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands, in Ein Jaloud village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
In Gaza, Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen.
The Israeli navy boats fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, and abducted the four fishermen and took them to unknown location, local sources reported. It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army have abducted twenty merchants from Gaza, since the beginning of this year.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, December, 6, 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.