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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday December 11th, 2012.
Israeli soldiers invade local NGOs in Ramallah and Israel’s issue tenders for settlers’ homes near Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Hunger striking Palestinians political prisoner, Samier Isawi, was moved on Tuesday to an Israeli hospital after reaching a critical health situation. Isawi is on hunger strike for 135 days protesting Israeli administrative detention and ill treatment by his captives.
His sister said today that Isawi have stopped drinking water since 18 days and that the Israeli military was neglecting his media treatment. Israel’s military hold 4,500 Palestinian political detainees among them about 500 under administrative detention.
In other news, the so called Israeli housing authorities approved on Tuesday tenders to construct new homes for settlers at the settlement of Ma’ale Admomim near Jerusalem. According to sources the tenders is part of the E1 plan which is to connect the settlement with east Jerusalem. Last week Israeli announced the new plan shortly after the UN granted Palestinians a nonmember state.
The Israeli settlements construction drew international criticism. Today Palestinian president announced that he may go to international criminal court to stop the Israeli settlement construction.
Palestinian experts say that if E1 plan gets implemented the setters’ homes will cut the West Bank into 2 sections and make it imposable to establish the independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.
Elsewhere Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the central West Bank city of Ramallah, broke into and searched several nongovernmental institutions, and confiscated several computers; damage was reported.
According to local sources the army broke into the Women’s Union in Qaddoura refugee camp, the office of the Ad-Dameer Prisoners Support and Human Rights Association, and the headquarters of the Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO), and violently searched them. The soldiers also confiscated several computers, laptops and documents that belong to the attacked NGO’s.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday December 11th, 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.