Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, September 28th, 2015. Palestinian fighter die in Gaza and soldiers invade Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and attack residents inside. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Monday, while working in one of its border tunnels. In a press release, the al-Qassam said Majed Sakani, from Shejaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, died while working in the tunnel.
Dozens of Palestinians not affiliated with Hamas or other armed resistance groups, have been killed and injured in tunnel accidents, while working to provide food for their families in the impoverished and besieged coastal region.
In other news, Dozens of Israeli soldiers, police officers and undercover forces, invaded on Monday morning, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, fired gas bombs and concussion grenades causing many injuries, before forcibly removing the worshipers, and surrounded dozens in the Al-Qibli Mosque.
Eyewitnesses said around 150 soldiers and officers invaded the holy site, and started forcing the Palestinians out by firing gas bombs, concussion grenades, rubber-coated steel bullets, and several live rounds. The soldiers also assaulted many Palestinians with clubs and batons. The invasion also led to clashes between the invading troops and Palestinians, in the mosque and its courtyards.
They Israeli attack caused fires at the main entrance of the al-Qibli mosque, but local firefighters, working for the Islamic Waqf Department, managed to contain it before it spread. Many residents were injured, and received treatment by Palestinian medics, in the Mosque’s clinic.
In addition, soldiers stationed at the gates leading to Al-Aqsa, prevented dozens of worshipers from entering the mosque’s courtyards, especially through Bab Hatta and the Chain Gate. The soldiers then assaulted many Palestinians, and started pushing them away.
The removal of the worshipers was carried out while dozens of Israeli fanatics gathered nearby, and marched into the mosque’s courtyards under heaving army and police accompaniment.
On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped four Palestinian children in the at-Tour village, in occupied East Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan in Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded and ransacked the homes of the four children, before kidnapping them.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, September 28th, 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.