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WAFA - Israeli forces Wednesday prevented the entry of around 1000 trucks carrying products into Gaza, according to a press release issued by the committee against the blockade in Gaza.
Aljazeera - Shortly after Israel retracted its decision to allow Gaza fishermen access to six nautical miles instead of three, Ashraf Hessy abandoned his fishing boat he worked on for more than 25 years and decided to work as a fishmonger instead.
Ma'an News - Israeli forces re-arrested former hunger striker Thaer Halahla in Ramallah early Wednesday, locals said.
Israeli soldiers raided Halahla's home and a neighboring residence in Ramallah, damaging the contents of his home and confiscating his mobile phone, witnesses told Ma'an.
IMEMC - Samer al-Essawy, who has been on hunger strike over 250 days, may die at any moment, according to his doctors. After examining Essawy on Sunday, the doctors reported that his heart rate has slowed to 30 beats per minute, much lower than average, and he faces the distinct possibility of suffering permanent brain damage.
Haaretz - Soldiers on the scene in the southern Hebron Hills when Uday Darwish was mortally wounded by gunfire in January told their commanders that there “was no way” Darwish had been shot, and as a result medical staff treated him without knowing the source of his injury.
"What happened 65 years ago in Deir Yassin was a horrible massacre which prepared the ground for the ethnic cleansing of 70 percent of the Palestinian people," Barghouti told Ma'an.
IMEMC - Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian cameraman was shot in the face, on Monday evening, by a rubber-coated metal bullet, in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
The Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported that Mohammad Waleed Al-Azza was shot during clashes that took place between Israeli soldiers invading the camp and local youths who hurled stones at them.
Haaretz - According to a British researcher, the work of the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Water Committee reflects another example of Israel's ability to coerce and restrict the Palestinian population.
IMEMC - Israeli soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians, including a 10-year-old child, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and one Palestinian in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
IMEMC - Residents of the village Sabastiya near Nablus have confirmed that the pipe which pumps raw sewage onto their land from nearby illegal settlement Shave Shomron has been shut off. The raw sewage poisoned both olive and apricot trees belonging to the village.
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