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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, January 26, 2016.
An Israeli settler dies on wounds and hunger striking Palestinian journalist held by Israel loses ability to communicate. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Tuesday, a 24-year old Israeli woman died of wounds sustained Monday morning when she was stabbed at Horon settlement near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The two Palestinians who were killed immediately following the stabbing on Monday were later identified as Ibrahim Osama Yousef ‘Allan, 23, from Beit ‘Or at-Tihta town, west of Ramallah, and Hussein Mohammad Abu Ghosh, 17, from the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem.
Israeli sources reported that the seriously wounded Israeli woman, identified as Shlomit Krigman, 24, died of her wounds at the Hadassah Israeli medical center, in Jerusalem, on Tuesday morning. The sources added that another Israeli woman suffered moderate wounds in the attack.
Following the attack, the army conducted a search of the settlement, close to Route 443, between Jerusalem and Modi’in Israeli colony.
Elsewhere, The Israeli army has kidnapped, Tuesday, three Palestinians, including a former political prisoner, in Ramallah and Jerusalem.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers installed a sudden roadblock, near the main entrance of Beit Rima town, northwest of Ramallah, stopped and searched many cars, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Bassam Mteir Rimawi, 33. Rimawi is a former political prisoner, who was held by Israel for more than two years.
In addition, the soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Manasra, in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem.
In Jerusalem, the soldiers kidnapped Shadi Ghorab, in Bab al-‘Amoud area, and took him to an interrogation facility. On Tuesday at dawn, the soldiers invaded Azzoun and Kafr Thulth villages, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and kidnapped two Palestinians.
In other news, Head of the Political detainees and ex-detainees committee, Ashraf Abu Sneineh, said that the health of journalist prisoner, Muhammad al-Qeeq is deteriorating on a fast pace, confirming the need for immediate action. Abu Sneineh said that al-Qeeq, two months into his open-ended hunger strike, has now lost conscious and ability to communicate.
Al-Qeeq, originally from the village of Doura, south Hebron, used to work as a reporter for the Saudi news channel “Almajd.” He was detained by the Israeli army on 21 November, 2015.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, January 26, 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.