Palestine Today 01 30 2017

January 31, 2017 2:18 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0
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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, January, 30, 2017.

Israeli troops and settlers attacks leave two Palestinian civilians injured. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli settlers have reportedly injured a Palestinian man while throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles traveling on the main road between the occupied West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus, on Monday afternoon, local sources said.

Nahed Qabaha was wounded when Israeli settlers threw stones at his minibus. He was taken to a hospital for treatment. Ten Palestinian vehicles were damaged by the settlers’ stones, local sources added.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in “Jewish-only” settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law, with recent announcements of settlement expansion provoking condemnation from the international community.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), there were a total of 221 reported settler attacks against Palestinians and their properties in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem in 2015, and 107 in 2016. The majority of settler attacks committed against Palestinians are met with impunity, with Israelis rarely facing consequences for such attacks.

Also on Monday, A Palestinian youth sustained injuries in his leg after he was shot by Israeli soldiers at Jebara checkpoint, south of Tulkarem, northern occupied West Bank. According to local sources, Israeli forces opened fire on the youth, aged 19, while he was working in the area. The youth was taken to Thabet Thabet hospital, in Tulkarem, for treatment, and medics described his injuries as “moderate.”

Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight, at least eleven Palestinians, including children and former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

Moreover, Israeli forces raided al-Nour Palestinian publishing house in the West Bank district of Ramallah and confiscated four printers as well as a computer. All of the equipment that remains in al-Nour publishing house was damaged behind repair, during the raid. During the past six months, Israeli forces have raided seven Palestinian-owned publishing houses across the West Bank, local sources reported.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, January, 30, 2017, 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.

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