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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, July 29th, 2015.
Israeli soldiers demolish Palestinian owned structures in Jerusalem, and kidnap civilians during invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded the Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished a print shop, a carpentry workshop, a wedding hall and a warehouse, all located on an area measuring six and a half Dunams (1.6 Acres.)
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan has reported that the demolitions took place in Wad ad-Dam area, in Beit Hanina.
The demolitions took place after dozens of soldiers, including undercover units, surrounded the Wad ad-Dam area, beginning in the early morning hours, and then invaded the neighborhood.
Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians, including two children in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, after searching and ransacking a number of homes.
In Jerusalem, soldiers kidnapped two children, 15 years of age, in Ras al-‘Amoud neighborhood, allegedly after they “hurled a Molotov cocktail on a home in the Ma’ale HaZeitim illegal colony.
In other news, political detainee Udai Steiti, who was hospitalized after starting an open-ended hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, has asked for a wheelchair to access the hospital’s toilet, but his request was denied by the Israeli Prison Administration, forcing him to “crawl to the bathroom”.
According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), which covers prisoners affairs in Israeli prisons, the health condition of Steiti continues to deteriorate significantly since he first began his strike to end his detention without charge or trial.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday July 29th, 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.