Audio Link After Text
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
Israeli troops kill three Palestinian youth in West Bank attacks and in Jerusalem Extremists Desecrate Christian Cemetery. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Tuesday, two Palestinian teens near Beit ‘Anoun village junction, east of the southern West Bank city of Hebron. A third Palestinian was shot and injured, and many others suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
According to the Israeli army, troops opened fire at Palestinians attempting to stab soldiers killing Adnan al-Halayqa, 17, and Mohammad Kawazba, 23, and critically injuring a third youth.
Local sources said that the soldiers opened fire at random without any reason. al-Halayqa was moved to hospital by local medics meanwhile The soldiers prevented locals, and even medics, from reaching Kawazba, and left him to bleed to death.
Later The army also fired several gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at many residents who gathered in the area, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, Tuesday, Beit Jala city, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and clashed with local youths, in the Sahl area, before shooting to death a young man, and wounding several others, one seriously.
Medical sources said the soldiers shot Srour Ahmad Ibrahim Abu Srour, 21, with a live round in his chest, inflicting a serious injury. The young man was moved to Beit Jala governmental hospital, where he died of his wounds despite all efforts to save his life.
In other news, Israeli forces, early Tuesday, abducted four young men, including a journalist, from Nablus and Jenin, in the north of the occupied West Bank.
Moreover, Israeli forces, on Tuesday, officially informed the Palestinian Authority of plans to build new six military watchtowers in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus. Meanwhile near Nablus city, Israeli forces have confiscated 300 dunams of Palestinian farmlands in Ya’bad town, and declared it a closed military zone.
In Jerusalem, The Latin Patriarchate said that extremist Israeli Jews have desecrated a Christian cemetery near the occupied city of Jerusalem. According to the statement, the group attacked and desecrated the cemetery in Beit Jamal, west of Jerusalem, and destroyed crosses.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, January 12, 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.