Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December, 20, 2016.
Israeli navy attack Gaza fishermen meanwhile in the West Bank troops invade homes and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least thirteen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, the army invaded and searched homes and abducted six Palestinians. all abducted were between the ages of 13 and 17. Seven more civilians were kidnapped as Israeli troops searched and ransacked homes in the Wets Bank cities of Ramallah, Nablus, Qalqilia, Bethlehem and Hebron.
In related news, Israeli occupation forces have banned winter clothes for Palestinian prisoners in Negev Prison, it was revealed on Tuesday. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that Israeli authorities prevented the entry of the winter clothing which Palestinian families had sent to their sons being held inside the prison.
According to PPS, all the families of the Palestinian prisoners have bought winter clothes and other kits for their sons, and sent them to the prison. There are around 7500 Palestinian political detainees held by the Israeli army. Recent reports show that 1000 of them suffer health problems, out of those there are 250 detainees suffer from serious diseases, and do not have free access to proper medical care.
Elsewhere, Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and fishermen during separate incidents, in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. Israeli forces deployed at borderline military outposts east of Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, and east of Khan Younis, south of the Strip, opened fire at farmers who were working on their land, said the sources. Meanwhile Israeli navy forces also opened fire at fishermen sailing off the northern coast of the Strip. No injuries were reported, however.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, December, 20, 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.