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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, June 15th, 2015.
Israeli troops kill a Palestinian and kidnap others during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man was shoot and killed then crushed by Israeli soldiers on Sunday at dawn during an invasion targeting the village of Kafr Malek near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Witnesses said that Abdullah Eyad Ghanayem, 22 years of age, was on his way to work when Israeli troops shot him then crushed their jeep on top of him killing him. The Israeli army forced local medics and residents from helping Ghanayem until he died under the military jeep.
Residents clashes with the invading troops who fired live rounds and tear gas. As a result, 12 residents were injured and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Later Israeli soldiers kidnapped, late on Sunday at night and earlier on Monday, twelve Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem, searched scores of homes, and installed roadblocks near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Also on Monday, Israeli soldiers invaded, Monday, Palestinian olive orchards in Husan town, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and uprooted dozens of olive saplings.
According to villagers, the soldiers invaded twenty Dunams (4.94 Acres) of orchards that were planted more than three years ago, and uprooted the saplings. The soldiers also took the uprooted saplings and left the area.
Moreover the soldiers informed the Local Council that the Palestinian-owned orchards, are considered “State Lands,” and that the Palestinians are not allowed to plant, or even enter them.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, June 15th, 2015 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 George Rishmawi and Ghassan Bannoura.