Palestine Today 03 13 2017

March 13, 2017 11:46 PM 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, March, 13, 2017.

Israeli troops kill a Palestinian young man and detain a dozen others during invasions targeting Wets Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man in the Asbat Gate area, in Jerusalem’s Old City, after he reportedly “stabbed two border police officers.”

The Israeli army alleged that,  Ibrahim Matar, 25, attacked and stabbed two soldiers before they shot him.” Following the fatal shooting, the soldiers closed the entire area, while more units were deployed in the neighborhoods and alleys of the Old City.

Later, the soldiers invaded Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, southeast of Jerusalem, broke into the home of the slain Palestinian and abducted his parents, and his uncle. Troops clashed with local youth who hurled stones on them, while the army fired gas bombs and concussion grenades.

Elsewhere, Dozens of Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, eleven Palestinians, including two children, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem. One Palestinian was abducted near Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Bani Neim and Beit Ummar towns, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched homes and abducted two Palestinians, including a father of a child who was killed by the army last year.

Also on Monday, The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs has expressed concern over the health of seven critically ill Palestinian Political detainees held in Israel’s Ashkelon prison, warning of a continuous deterioration of their conditions due to “deliberate medical negligence” by Israeli prison authorities. The committee said, in a statement on Monday, that the medical conditions of the seven detainees was worsening every day.

Rights groups have widely condemned Israel for a “deliberate policy of neglect” of Palestinian political detainees, while Israeli doctors have also been accused of condoning the mistreatment of Palestinian political prisoners in solitary confinement, in a violation of medical ethics and international law that could amount to torture.

In other news, Shortly after the Israeli Knesset passed a law to bar BDS activists from entering Israel, Israeli Authorities  have banned the chairman of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) from entering the country. PSC chair, Hugh Lanning, has been denied entry into Israel, raising the likelihood he is the first high profile figure to fall foul of the Knesset law.

Analysts attributed the ban to PSC’s support for the BDS campaign. Last week, the Israeli Parliament passed controversial legislation that would bar supporters of boycott campaigns as well as individuals who are part of boycott organizations from entering Israel.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday March, 13, 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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