Palestine Today 07 17 2017

July 18, 2017 6:09 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, July, 17, 2017.

Troops attack protesters in Jerusalem injuring dozens, meanwhile in Gaza navy attack fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers injured, on Monday evening, at least seventy Palestinians, after the army assaulted dozens of Palestinians, among them religious leaders, in the Tribes Gate area in Jerusalem, and the al-Ezariyya town, east of the occupied city. The soldiers also abducted two Palestinians.

The soldiers used excessive force against nonviolent protesters, who marched near the Tribes Gate demanding an end to the Israeli siege on Al Aqsa mosque, leading to clashes between many Palestinian young men and the soldiers.

Among the wounded Palestinians was the Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative, legislator Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, who was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the head, before he was moved to the al-Makassed hospital.

In related news, dozens of soldiers invaded the al-‘Ezariyya town, east of Jerusalem, and clashed with many local youngsters, who hurled stones on the military vehicles.

The Red Crescent said its medics provided the needed treatment to four Palestinians who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, 15 who suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and moved one Palestinian to urgent care after he fell while the soldiers were chasing him.

Overnight on Monday, Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and on Monday, at least twelve Palestinians, including a father and his son, from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

In Gaza, Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday at dawn, at Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding two. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at many fishing boats in the area, wounding the two fishermen in their legs, and causing damage to at least one boat.

The fishermen had to sail back to the shore in fear of further Israeli escalation and violence, while medics rushed the moderately wounded men to Nasser Hospital, in Khan Younis.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, July, 17, 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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