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Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.IMEMC.org, for Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
Army invades Qabatia village twice in one day killing one and arresting five, Israeli Army kills one resident and injures another two from Balata refugee camp in Nablus, and assassinates one resident from Anabta village east of Tulkarem, Two residents arrested from Beit Ta’mar and Al Obaiat villages east of Bethlehem, One resident arrested from Jeit village east of Qalqilia, Several prisoners injured after being attacked by their guards, Army attacks shepherds east of Tubas , Army levels two houses in Borqen
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Army invades Qabatia village kills one and arrests five residents
The Israeli army killed one resident and arrested five during a pre dawn invasion to Qabatia village north of the West Bank city of Jenin, on Tuesday.
Army jeeps and special units stormed the village searching several homes; the special units killed Tarik Zakarnah, 24, and injured three residents
Soldiers arrested five during the searches,those known include; Hitham Saba’anah, 35, who is a doctor in the village, Tamam Ikmail, 25, Aissar Zakarnah, 20Hassan Abu Zied, 34, who is a local teacher , Qabatia sources said
In the afternoon the army reinvaded Qabatia,
Troops fired live rounds and tear gas at the residents in mourning for the death of Tarik Zakarnah, who had been killed during the earlier invasion to the village, local sources reported
The people of Qabtia were not provoked into clashes by this renewed violence and no further arrests were made.
Army kills one residents and injures another two from Balata refugee camp in Nablus
One resident was killed in Balata refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus during an Israeli invasion to the area, on Tuesday morning.
Hanni Al Saqa, 24, was killed when troops suddenly attacked a group of Palestinian resistance activists in Balata camp, residents said, Yousif Abu Mostafa, and Hanni Ja’ara were also injured during the attack .
Soldiers prevented the ambulance from evacuating the injured and the murdered man, medical sources reported. According to residents, soldiers and army jeeps stormed the camp from several directions and are still inside the camp.
Army assassinates one resident from Anabta village east of Tulkarem
Ossama Al Nimri was assassinated by the Israeli army during an invasion to Anabta village east of Tulkarem, Tuesday at dawn.
An undercover special army force invaded the village and ambushed Al Nimri and fired heavily into his car, local sources reported.
Al Nimri was critically injured and was moved to a hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus he died shortly after, Medical sources reported.
Troops held up the ambulance which was rushing Nimri hospital and arrested Khalil Qoboh, 25, who was escorting Nimri.
Army arrests two residents from Beit Ta’mar and Al Obaiat villages east of Bethlehem
The Israeli army arrested two residents from Bit Ta’mar and Al Obaiat villages east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday morning.
Troops stormed Al Obaiat village, searched several homes and surrounded the house of Ibrahem Al Obaiat, 22, searched it and then arrested him and took him to unknown location.
Troops invaded the nearby Beit Ta’mar village and arrested Mohamed Zawahra, 16, after searching several homes in the village, residents said.
Army arrests resident from Bethlehem
Abd Al Rahman Hassan, 19, was arrested by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Tuesday at dawn.
Troops entered the city and closed the Al Fawaghra neighborhood in the city center they searched several homes before arresting Hassan and taking him to an unknown location, his family said.
One resident arrested from Jeit village east of Qalqilia
The Israeli army invaded the village of Jeit east of the West bank city of Qalqilia and arrested one resident, Tuesday in the early dawn hours.
Troops stormed the village and arrested Mohamed Sadah, 22, after searching his house and other several homes in the village, local sources said.
Army attacks resident in the old town of Hebron
The Israeli army attacked one Palestinian civilian near his home in the old town area of the West Bank city of Hebron Tuesday afternoon.
Ammer Al Batsh sustained several cuts and bruises and was moved to a nearby hospital in the city for treatment
Many attacks such as this have occured in Hebron since he town fell under Israeli army and settler control.
Several prisoners injured after being attacked by their guards
Several Palestinian prisoners were injured in Al Damon Israeli jail after being attacked by their guards on Tuesday
The attorney who represents two of the injured prisoners, Bassem Tahaina and Mohamed Al Hariri, clams that his clients suffered bruising and fractures
Even though according to the Israeli Ministry of the Interior the jail is unsuitable for human habitation, the army still use it to detain Palestinian and Arab prisoners.
Army attacks shepherds east of Tubas
The Israeli army attacked Palestinian shepherds east of the West Bank city of Tubas on Tuesday morning
Soldiers stormed the shepherds’ huts and tents and chased them away from their land, local sources reported
The shepherds said that the army forced some men to go to the nearby Tayasser military checkpoint by threatening to kill them and their sheep. They were detained at the checkpoint for several hours, they added.
Army levels two houses in Borqen
The Israeli army leveled two houses in Borqen village west of the West Bank city of Salfet, Tuesday morning.
Massive entourages of Israeli police and soldiers stormed the village and sealed it off before bulldozers demolished the houses of Mowafak Abd Al Rahman and Abd Khater, local sources reported.
Troops forced the two families out their homes before demolishing them for allegedly being built without permission.
Israeli has only given a small number of Palestinians building permission since 1967
And that’s just some of the news for today in Palestine. For constant updates, check out the International Middle East Media Center website, www.IMEMC.org. As always, thanks for joining us. From Occupied Bethlehem, this is Palestine Today brought to you by Pennie Quinton and Ghassan Bannoura.