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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday February 25, 2014.
Palestinian detainee dies at an Israeli hospital and Israeli troops injuries three civilians in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian detainee from occupied Jerusalem died, in an Israeli hospital, of injuries suffered nearly two weeks ago, after Israeli soldiers violently assaulted him while at the Beersheba Israeli army prison.
Jihad at-Tawil, 47, was held in the Dekel section of the Beersheba Israeli prison when Israeli soldiers attacked him, violently beating him with batons, in addition to spraying him with gas.
At-Tawil lost consciousness, after being assaulted by the soldiers, and fell into a coma until he was pronounced dead. He was serving a three-month term for “driving a car without a permit.
Also in Jerusalem on Tuesday at least twenty Palestinians have been wounded, after undercover soldiers of the Israeli army invaded the yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Dozens of soldiers and undercover units of the army invaded the yards of the mosque, preventing hundreds of Palestinians from entering it, local sources reported.
soldiers fired concussion grenades and firebombs at dozens of Palestinians who tried to stop Israelis from invading the mosque area.
In the Gaza strip, three Palestinian men were injured and others suffered from excessive tear gas inhalation, during clashes with Israeli forces east of Gaza City, on Tuesday
Gaza Health Ministry Spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that three people in Nahal Oz were injured, one of whom was a journalist.
The clashes broke out after dozens of people from the Intifada Youth Coalition rallied to demonstrate, on the anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre.
On February 25th, 1994, an American-born Israeli entered Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque and opened fire, killing 29 worshipers and injuring 125 others.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday February 25, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visitourwebsiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.