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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, February 02, 2016.
Two injured and more than 34 kidnapped by Israeli troops during predawn invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Israeli army has kidnapped eleven additional Palestinians on Tuesday midday, raising the number of kidnapped residents, overnight and at dawn Tuesday, to at least 34 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, twenty-three Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including one Palestinian, after the army shot and injured him, in Qabalan village, south of Nablus. One Palestinian was injured after Israeli colonists attacked him in Hebron.
Local sources said that at least six undercover Israeli soldiers invaded a Cellphone Shop in Qabalan village, and kidnapped the owner and his brother then shot an injured another Palestinian in his leg then kidnapped him as well.
Moreover, a Palestinian man was injured, after a number of extremist Israeli colonizers assaulted him, close to the Keryat Arba’ colony, in the eastern part of Hebron city.
Medical sources in the Hebron governmental hospital said Mohammad Rasmi al-Haddad, 21, suffered a moderate injury after the Israeli assailants beat him on various parts of his body.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday morning, Wad Qaddoum neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction home. The army also demolished residential sheds and tents near Hebron.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan reported that the soldiers demolished the home after surrounding it. The demolished property was 200 square meters; its owner started constructing it seven months ago.
Israeli soldiers demolished and removed several tents and residential sheds in the Bedouin villages of al-Halawa and Jinba, in Masafer Yatta area, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
In other news, hunger-striking journalist and administrative prisoner, Muhammad Al-Qeeq, has lost his ability to speak and 60% of his hearing sense, 70 days into his hunger strike, Palestinian sources reported.
Al-Qeeq, a journalist for the Saudi channel Al Majd, has also been diagnosed with sever pains all over his body. According to the Palestine Information Center the Israeli supreme court set a date for a hearing on February 4, to finalize its decision on his case. Al-Qeeq was taken by Israeli soldiers from his home in Hebron on 21 November, 2015.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, February 02, 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.