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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday February 17, 2014.
Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike moved to hospitals meanwhile Israeli troops demolish Bedouin tents near Jerusalem. These Stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Palestinian Society for Political Detainees announced on Monday that four hunger-striking political prisoners held by the Israeli army have been moved to hospital after their health deteriorated.
All four are on hunger strike since 40 days in protest of administrative detention policy the Israeli army is using to detain them.
Under administrative detention orders, the Israeli army can keep Palestinian political detainees for long times without charges or being sent to court.
In other news Israeli army troops invaded the town of Beit Omer near the southern West Bank city of Hebron searched homes and kidnapped three teenagers.
According to residents the three boys were playing in their lands during the invasions. The land is located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmieh Nsour.
Elsewhere, Israeli army bulldozers demolished on Monday at dawn five Bedouin tents and two huts in Al Ezariya town east of occupied Jerusalem.
The Israeli army announced that the structures were built on what they call stat land. The owners said that they are living in the areas since before 1948 and this land is not stat land.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday February 17, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updatespleasevisitourwebsiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.