Palestine Today 03 01 2017

March 2, 2017 1:47 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 Wednesday, March, 01, 2017.

A Palestinian man killed by Israeli settler meanwhile troops demolish a Palestinian building leaving 30 people homeless. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A colonialist Israeli settler shot and killed, Wednesday, a young Palestinian man, allegedly after he attacked him with a knife and stabbed him, in Teneh Omarim illegal colony, built on private Palestinian land, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army said its soldiers rushed to the scene and initiated an investigation into the incident. The Palestinian was later identified as Sa’adi Qaisiyya, 25, from ath-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron.

Several Israeli ambulances were seen rushing to the colony, amidst extensive deployment of soldiers, and many armed colonists, while a military helicopter flew overhead. The sources added that the wounded Israeli, 33 years of age, suffered mild injuries to his limbs, and received treatment by Israeli medics.

Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Qaisiyya bled to death without receiving medical treatment.

Elsewhere, Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that several Birzeit University students suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, near Bet El colony and security center, near Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, after the soldiers assaulted them while protesting there.

The students were marching to protest the abduction of several students, who were taken prisoner by the soldiers, Tuesday, near the main gate of Ofer Israeli prison, during a procession in solidarity with the hunger striking Palestinian detainees.

In related news, the soldiers abducted six Birzeit University students, three males and three females, during a protest near Betunia roadblock, west of Ramallah, after the army alleged they were masked, and hurled stones on them.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours Wednesday, 26 Palestinians, including children, during invasions and violent searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

In the meantime, Dozens of soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Tulkarem city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and broke into a local print shop, before destroying many of its equipment, and confiscating machines.

Also on Wednesday at dawn, Dozens of soldiers and police officers, invaded al-‚ÄėEesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a residential building housing thirty Palestinians, including children, under the pretext of being built without a permit.

Owner of the building Khaled Mahmoud told local news that he filed several applications with the City Council to license his building, starting in the year 2002, but his applications were all denied, and the Central Court recently denied an appeal filed by the family, asking for delaying the demolition.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, March, 01, 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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