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News, December 2011
Palestinian Worker Killed, Two Fishermen Kidnapped by Israeli Soldiers, Five Vehicles Burned by Settlers
Palestinian worker dies during Israeli police chase
[ 19/12/2011 - 12:00 PM ]
A Palestinian worker died on Sunday during a police chase of a number of workers in Tamra city in Palestinian land occupied in 1948, local sources said.
They said that Nazir Bani Odeh, 30, was working in a construction workshop when the Israeli police stormed the facility and all Arab workers fled.
The Israeli police chased the workers during which Bani Odeh, who is from Tamon village in Tobas province, collapsed and died of a heart attack.
In another development, Israeli occupation forces detained the owner of a money exchange shop in Al-Khalil city on Monday after confiscating whatever was inside the shop.
Another man was detained by the IOF troops in Beit Ola village to the west of Al-Khalil on Sunday night.
Jewish settlers burn five Palestinian vehicles
[ 19/12/2011 - 11:38 AM ]
Illegal Israeli Jewish settlers attacked Beitin village near Ramallah pre dawn Monday and set five Palestinian vehicles on fire after attacking a building there, local sources reported.
The head of the village’s municipal council said that the settlers attacked the building at 0200 am and torched the five vehicles including a truck.
Owner of the truck Ahmed Abu Sunbul said that they woke up at the sound of loud voices in Hebrew, and when they saw the settlers torching the vehicles they rushed to extinguish the blaze but the vehicles were completely burnt in the arson attack.
Locals said that Israeli occupation forces entered the village and protected the settlers and secured their withdrawal without arresting any of them, but handed summonses to a number of Palestinians including Abu Sunbul.
Israeli navy kidnaps Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast
[ 18/12/2011 - 03:43 PM ]
Israeli occupation government navy gunboats intercepted a Palestinian fishing boat off the northwestern coast of Gaza city on Sunday and kidnapped two fishermen.
Sources in the fishermen syndicates told the PIC reporter that the Israeli navy elements took the Palestinian boat and two fishermen on board while fishing in regional waters.
Israeli navy patrols have recently intensified their chase of Palestinian fishermen despite working within the three nautical miles limit determined by this navy.
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