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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday December 4th, 2012.
Palestinian political Prisoners held by Israeli announce a one-day hunger strike and troops demolish Palestinian owned homes in the west Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli military detention announced on Tuesday a one-day hunger strike for the second consecutive week. Last Tuesday, prisoners launched a solidarity strike in support of Ayman Sharawna, Samer Issawi.
Ayman, on hunger strike for 149 days, and Issawi, on hunger strike for 126 days, are protesting the Israeli administrative detention and ill treatment by their captives.
Issawi was released last year as part of the prisoners swap deal between Palestinian groups and Israel and was arrested again in July of this year. His layer announced today they his health have deteriorated and he is facing a possible heart failure.
Elsewhere the Israeli army demolished on Tuesday a mosque, two homes and a green house, in two different invasions targeting villages in south and northern West Bank.
Israeli army bulldozers invaded early on Tuesday morning the village of Yatta near Hebron and level the local mosque. Residents say this is the second time in two years the Israeli military levels their mosque.
In the northern west Bank village of Khirbat Al Taweel, near Nablus city, army bulldozers leved two homes and a green house owned by local farmers. Villagers say the army wants to move them out of the area to make way for Israeli settlements.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday December 4th, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.