Palestine Today 05 11 2017

May 12, 2017 3:13 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 Thursday, May, 11, 2017.

Palestinian political detainee continues their hunger strike for the 25 day in the meantime civilians injured as troops attack solidarity protest. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

At least 11 Palestinian protesters were injured on Thursday when Israeli troops attacked solidarity march with the hunger striking political detainee organized near Ramallah city in central West Bank.

The march started from al Manara square in Ramallah and reached the entrance of Beit Ell illegal Israeli settlement. Clashes erupted between the protesters and Israeli forces when Troops attacked the march with rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas, and chemical water.

Medical sources announced that among the injured five were hit with live bullets and six others were hot by rubber-coated steel bullets.

More than 1500 Palestinian political detainees held in Israeli army detention camps started an open-ended hunger strike on April 17 demanding better treatment by their captives. According to the Palestinian political detainees’ committee all of the hunger strikers are currently very weak, cannot stand or move due to severe weight loss, and many of them are vomiting blood.

he committee stated that the striking detainees, and despite their life-threatening health conditions, are facing escalating Israeli violations, while the authorities are not even trying to negotiate with them.

The committee also stated that many detainees are held in small, dirty solitary confinement cells, while the rest are isolated in solitary confinement sections, without being allowed out in the sun for any period.

In other news, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, one Palestinians from the al-Roosh al-Foqa village, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and confiscated his car.

Moreover, Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and Tulkarem refugee camp, searched homes and abducted two young men.

In the meantime, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank city of Bethlehem, al-Khader town, south of the city and Wad Rahhal village, east of Bethlehem, and abducted four young Palestinian men.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, May, 11, 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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