Audio Link After Text
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, January 4, 2016.
Six Palestinians injured in separate Israeli attacks in the West Bank, meanwhile in Gaza, Israeli troops target farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian teenager was injured and arrested by Israeli police in Jerusalem on Monday evening, Israeli media sources reported.
The 17-year-old teen, was shot and injured, by Israeli police near the tram station in West Jerusalem; The Israeli police claimed that he stabbed a soldier and a settler before he was shot and arrested by officers.
Israeli media sources said that the two Israelis were moved to hospital after sustaining light wounds.
Elsewhere, Five Palestinians were injured on Monday when a house caught fire in Jayous village near Qalqilia city in northern West Bank.
The house caught fire when Israeli soldiers invaded the village and fired tear gas into residents homes, local sources reported. The five were moved to a hospital in Qalqilia city, two in critical conditions, Palestinian sources added.
Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnappedthree young Palestinian men from occupied East Jerusalem, one in Jenin, and two others in Ramallah and Bethlehem, in addition to one Palestinian on the Huwwara roadblock, near Nablus.
In addition, at least eight Palestinians have been kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, after dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Far’a refugee camp, east Nablus, and Tal village, west of Nablus. Also on Monday at dawn, dozens of soldiers invaded several Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched many homes and kidnapped six Palestinians.
In other news, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired several rounds of live ammunition, targeting Palestinian farmers, in their land, east of Gaza city.
Media sources said the soldiers, on military towers surrounding the Nahal Oz military base, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, opened fire on the farmer as they were trying to work in their own farmlands. Fearing additional military escalation, the farmers left their lands, and headed back to their homes.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, January 4, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From 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.