Palestine Today 07 18 2017

July 19, 2017 7:09 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 Tuesday, July, 18, 2017.

Troops kill a Palestinian, 60 others injured, during separate attacks in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Tuesday afternoon, Ra’fat Harbawi, 29, allegedly for trying to ram Israeli soldiers with his car at Beit ‘Anoun junction, east of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Israeli sources said two soldiers were mildly wounded.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds on the Palestinian car,  before dozens of soldiers rushed to the scene and closed the area.

The Israeli army later invaded the home of the slain Palestinian, and summoned his brother Mohammad for interrogation at Etzion military base, north of Hebron.

The soldiers also attacked many Palestinians, including reporters, who gathered near the Palestinian’s home, and deleted videos and pictures captured by them, documenting the invasion, in addition to interrogating reporters and family members for more than 90 minutes.

Also on Tuesday, Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) medics have provided medical treatment to 34 Palestinians, including the Khatib of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and moved at least fourteen others to hospitals, including one who suffered a serious injury, after Israeli soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians in the Tribes Gate area, and Jerusalem’s Old City.

The soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets at the Palestinians who gathered in the streets to perform evening prayer, after preventing them from entering al-Aqsa Mosque.

Later on Tuesday night, Several Israeli military jeeps invaded the town of al-‘Ezariyya, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with local youngsters, wounding sixteen.

The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) said its medics rushed to the town, and provided the needed treatment to eleven Palestinians, who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, three who were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets and two others who suffered burns.

In Gaza, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired dozens of live rounds at homes and farmlands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Palestinian farmers were forced out of their lands in fear of further escalation.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, July, 18, 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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