Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, February, 08, 2017.
Israeli settler hit a Palestinian man with his car killing him meanwhile soldiers demolish a home in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
An elderly man was killed, Wednesday, after being struck by a speeding car of an Israeli colonialist settler, near Daniel illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in southern West Bank.
Suleiman Salaah, 81, suffered very serious wounds, while the colonist who struck him fled the scene, leaving his car behind, on Road #60. Salah was riding his donkey when the car struck them.
Palestinian Red Crescent medics were called to the scene, and moved Suleiman to a hospital, suffering fatal injuries. He died from his wounds shortly after being admitted to the Emergency Unit.
The elderly manâs right leg was completely amputated below the knee, and he also suffered numerous serious wounds to several parts of his body.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, fifteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after invading their homes and violently searching them.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction residential building, under the allegation of being built without a permit.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) has reported that the soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers and employee of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded Tal al-Fool area, in Beit Hanina, and surrounding the building, before starting to demolish it.
It added that the building was built several years ago, but an Israeli order forced the work stopped since then, before the Jerusalem City Council ordered its demolition.
And thatâs all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, February, 08, 2017, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org todayâs report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.