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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, October 19, 2015.
An elderly woman die of tear gas inhalation, 31 youth injured during ongoing clashes with Israeli soldiers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
An elderly Palestinian woman from the al-’Eesawiyya town, in occupied Jerusalem, died late on Sunday at night, on a military roadblock, after Israeli soldiers, manning a roadblock on the eastern entrance of the town, delayed a car moving her to a hospital.
Hoda Mohammad Darwish, 65 years of age, suffered a respiratory issue due to tear gas inhalation, before her family took her in their car, in an attempt to reach a hospital. The family reached the Israeli military roadblock, east of the town, where dozens of cars were lined up.
The driver tried to bypass the cars, but the soldiers fired several live rounds in the air, and forced him to stop. The family pleaded with the soldiers, who saw the elderly woman fading away due to severe effects of tear gas inhalation, but they kept delaying until the woman was near death. Local sources reported.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Monday, that the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli fire since the beginning of this month, has arrived to 46, including 10 children, in addition to a political prisoner who died of medical neglect.
On Monday, more than 31 youth were injured during ongoing clashes in West Bank districts of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tulkarem and Qalqilia.
Dozens of students suffered, Monday, the effects of tear gas inhalation in the Palestine Technical University “Khadoury,’ west of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs into the college campus.
Moreover 17 Palestinians were reported injured when Palestinian youth clashes with invading Israeli troops in Qalqilia city center and its southern entrance. Meanwhile, 11 were injured during clashes between invading Israeli troops and youth in the town of Abu Diees near Jerusalem. Two more civilians were injured when Israeli forces attacked protesters in Taqu’a village near Bethlehem city.
In other news, dozens of soldiers invaded, on Sunday evening and Monday at dawn, various towns and neighborhoods in Jerusalem, and kidnaped twelve Palestinians, including four children between the ages of 11 and 14. An additional seventeen Palestinians, including children, were kidnapped by Israeli troops during invasions in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the October 19, 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 me Ghassan Bannoura.