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News Flashes from the Occupied Territories 15 December 2005

With the courtesy of IMEMC and WAFA
http://www.imemc.org
http://english.wafa.ps/
Thursday, December 15 2005
Katerina Heller
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Resident of Beit Reema sentenced to 29 years
IMEMC & Agencies - Thursday, 15 December 2005, 20:00

An Israeli military court sentenced, on Thursday, one resident of Beit Reema, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, to 29 consecutive years.

The Israeli prosecution claimed that resident, Rasheed Hamid Reemawi, is a member of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the military wing of Fateh.

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Army seals Tammoun, arrests one resident
IMEMC & Agencies - Thursday, 15 December 2005, 19:57

The Israeli army sealed off, on Thursday afternoon, the main entrance of Tammoun village near the West Bank city of Tubas, and arrested one resident.

Troops installed a military checkpoint at the entrance of the village, and stopped the vehicles.

Soldiers also chased the residents trying to bypass the checkpoint from the hill roads.

One resident, identified as Na`el Bani Odah, 23, was arrested and taken to unknown destination, local sources reported.

Earlier on Thursday, soldiers invaded the village and broke into dozens of homes.

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Army closes Sofa and Karni Crossings
IMEMC & Agencies - Thursday, 15 December 2005, 19:55

The Israeli army closed, on Thursday, Sofa and Karni Crossings, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian security source reported.

The Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security, reported that Israel closed Sofa crossing for what was described as security reasons.

Also the ministry added that the Israelis closed the Karni crossing also known as Al Mintar; no specific date was set for reopening it.

The Eretz Crossing, in the northern part of the Gaza strip, is functioning normally.

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One resident arrested in Beit Reema
IMEMC & Agencies - Thursday, 15 December 2005, 19:59

Israeli soldiers arrested, on Thursday, one resident in Beit Reema town, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that soldiers arrested Karim Naim Reemawi, 19, after breaking into his home and searching it.

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Nine detainees receive extended remand
IMEMC & Agencies - Thursday, 15 December 2005, 19:58

Al Jalama Israeli military court extended, on Thursday, the remand of nine detainees from the West Bank city of Jenin.

The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society reported that the period of remand of the detainees was between 15 to 22 days.

The detainees were identified as Ashraf Oweidat, Shareef Oweidat, Ali Kameel, Ibrahim Abu Al Rob, Ahmad Abu Al Rob, Firas Mosleh, Ahmad Moqbil, Asad Sholi and Mojahed Salah.

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Army invades Tammoun, searches several houses
IMEMC & Agencies - Thursday, 15 December 2005, 13:16

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, the village of Tammoun, near the West Bank city of Tubas.

Troops invaded the village, and searched several houses allegedly searching for residents, local sources reported.

Damage to the houses was reported, no injures or arrests.

Also, soldiers installed military checkpoint in the village, stopped dozens of vehicles and searched them, the source added.

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Israeli Air Force shells Gaza
IMEMC & Agencies - Thursday, 15 December 2005, 13:14

Israeli air force shelled, on Thursday at dawn, several areas in the northern of the Gaza Strip, local sources reported.

Fighter-Jets fired several missiles at Beit Lahia and Beit Hannon, and Bassem hospital areas in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; damage was reported, ambulances rushed to the area while the jets were still in the air, the source added.

Also, Sami Jaradat, Palestinian security officer, was injured during the air strikes on Beit Hanoun area.

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