Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, December, 22, 2016.
One Palestinian youth killed, two others injured during Israeli army invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
19 year old Ahmad Kharoubi was shoot dead by Israeli troops on Thursday at the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab.¬† Kharoubi was shot in the neck with live fire by Israeli troops as they invaded the neighborhood with armored vehicles and wrecking equipment to partially destroy the home of a Palestinian family.
As the troops entered the neighborhood, a number of young men and boys took to the street to challenge the invasion, throwing stones and shouting at the soldiers.
According to the Israeli military, one of the youth threw a flaming bottle toward the armored vehicles of the invading military.
The makeshift weapon caused no injuries or damage, but Israeli soldiers fired live ammunition at the crowd, killing one and injuring two.
The soldiers had given a deadline of dawn on Thursday to the wife and children of Misbah Abu Sbeih, who was killed by Israeli forces in October after carrying out an attack that resulted in the deaths of one Israeli soldier and one civilian.
If they did not evacuate the home before dawn, according to the army, the home demolition would be carried out with the family inside.
The army‚Äôs demolition order stated that they would enter the home and destroy all the internal walls.
After the killing of the unarmed 19-year old Ahmad Kharoubi in the early morning hours on Thursday, the Israeli army continued the invasion of the neighborhood in order to demolish the home.
Elsewhere,the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that Israeli soldiers have abducted overnight and at dawn Thursday, thirteen Palestinians, including three children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.
And that‚Äôs all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, December, 22, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today‚Äôs report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.