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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, August 25th, 2015.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities attack a Palestinian man and demolish two homes. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Several Israeli police and army vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning, Jabal al-Mokabber village, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished two homes belonging to Mohammad al-‘Abbassi and his brother Khaled.
Mohammad told the Wadi Hilweh Information Center that he, and his brother, started the construction of their homes nearly 45 days ago, and were getting ready to inhabit them in the coming few days. The homes were supposed to house two families of nine members.
The demolition took place after a large military and police force surrounded the village, and invaded it approximately at 5:30 in the early morning, before demolishing the two homes.Last March, the police demolished the foundation of a building belonging to the al-‘Abbassi family, in the same area.
Staying in Jerusalem, Israeli police officers kidnapped a Palestinian child, and a teenager, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem.
According to local reports, police broke into a workshop in the Central Neighborhood in Silwan, kidnapped the two, and moved them to the Police Station in Salaheddin Street.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded several communities in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped nine Palestinians, including three teenagers. Soldiers also attacked and wounded a Palestinian on a roadblock in the northern part of the West Bank.
Media sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that the soldiers invaded the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the city, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including two teenagers.
Several military vehicles also invaded different neighborhoods in Hebron city, and installed roadblocks on the main entrances of Sa’ir and Halhoul towns, in addition to the northern entrance of Hebron.
In Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank,
soldiers invaded several homes and kidnapped a Palestinian. Moreover soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians from Balata refugee camp, after stopping them on the Za’tara roadblock.
In related news, a Palestinian man was wounded after Israeli soldiers stopped his car, at the Za’tara roadblock, south of Nablus, and assaulted him while searching his vehicle. The Palestinian, ‘Amid al-Bahsh, 33 years of age, suffered various cuts and bruises, and was moved to the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, August 25th, 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.