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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
Palestinian family members injured due to settlers attack, and troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian family was attacked, on Tuesday, by Israeli settlers near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian sources reported.
According to local sources, the family was in their car at the Barta’a-Jenin road when they were attacked by the armed Israeli settlers.
Witnesses told local media that the group of armed settlers came from the Dotan illegal Israeli settlement near Barta’a village.
Medical sources said that the all-family members including two children sustained cuts and broses and were moved to a hospital in Jenin, due to the settlers attack.
In other news, Israeli forces kidnapped on Tuesday 16 Palestinians during invasions and home searches targeting communities in occupied West Bank.
In Nablus city, northern West Bank, Israeli troops searched and ransacked homes before kidnaping five civilians. Meanwhile four more civilians were kidnapped from the nearby city of Jenin. Also in northern West Bank, Israeli troops kidnaped one civilian during home searches in Tulkarem city.
In southern West Bank, Israeli forces invaded the districts of Hebron and Bethlehem searched homes and kidnaped four from Hebron and one from Bethlehem.
Two more civilian were kidnapped during home searches that targeted areas in occupied East Jerusalem, local sources reported.
In related news, the Israeli military court in Jerusalem decided to postponed the trial session of Ahmad Manasra 13, until mid-February.
Manasra was critically wounded and his cousin Hassan, 15, was killed by Israeli armed settlers last October after they were accused of trying to stab settlers in an east Jerusalem settlement. A video on YouTube showed Manasra wounded on the ground and settlers attacking him and troops refusing to allow medics from providing him with medical care.
According to the Palestinian Political Prisoners center, PPC, the Israeli army is trying to keep delaying the court of Manasra until he turns 14 this weekend. The Israeli army prosecute Palestinian children from the age of 14 and above as adults.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, January 19, 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.