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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday May 5th, 2014.
Palestinian political detainees held by Israeli continue their hunger strike, meanwhile Israeli soldiers’ kidnap a Palestinian journalist. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Monday, 120 Palestinian political detainees held by Israeli continued their hunger strike in protest of being held under administrative Detention. Israeli uses administrative Detention to hold Palestinians for longer time without charges or trial.
The detainees started their strike on April 24 after the Israeli Prison Authority unilaterally rescinded and voided previously reached agreements with the detainees, including reconsidering and reevaluating its Administrative Detention policies against them.
Eelier on Monday morning, a number of Israeli settlers invaded a Palestinian olive orchard, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and uprooted more than 51 olive saplings. According to local sources, the attack is the second against the same orchard in two weeks.
Also today Israeli forces arrested Palestinian journalist Majdoleen Hassouna, age 26, at al-Karama crossing, between the West Bank and Jordan, upon her return from Lebanon Monday afternoon.
Majdoleen Hassouna, from Beit Umareen village, near Nablus, works as a project officer at the Euromid Observer for Human Rights-West Bank. The Euromid Observer expressed its concern about the detention of Hassoun, demanding her immediate release.
Moreover Israeli forces arrested Osama Saleam, 10, on Monday after storming the al-Azzun town, the northern West Bank city of Qalqilya.
In other news United Nations’reports reveal that some 222 Palestinians were injured by Israeli military and police forces, during the month of April. Originally written by Alternative Information Center, published 04 May 2014 . Fourteen of the 222 were injured by live ammunition.
Most of 222 Palestinians were injured during clashes in and around East Jerusalem, in connection to the entry of Israeli Jewish groups into the Al Aqsa Mosque compound. These Israeli Jewish groups advocate construction of the biblical Third Temple in this compound.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday May 5th, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.