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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
One youth killed, at least seven others injured, and 18 civilians kidnapped by Israeli troops during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli Soldiers killed, overnight, one Palestinian and injured at least seven others, one seriously, after the army invaded Qalandia refugee camp, in the north of occupied Jerusalem. The invasion was initiated late at night, Monday, and lasted until dawn hours Tuesday.
Media sources in the camp said dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded the camp while military helicopters flew overhead. The invasion led to clashes between the soldiers and dozens of local youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles at them.
Medical sources said one Palestinian, identified as Eyad Sajdiyya, 22, was killed by an Israeli army sharpshooter. The slain Palestinian was a fourth-year journalism student at Al-Quds University and a member of the Qalandia Media Center. He died of his wounds in a Palestinian ambulance that was rushing him to the Palestine Medical Center, in Ramallah.
Several Palestinians were also shot with live rounds, many others were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets and dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. The clashes lasted for several hours, while undercover Israeli soldiers also infiltrated the camp, allegedly searching for two missing soldiers, after one of them sent a distress signal.
Also on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded a number of Palestinian districts, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into many homes and kidnapped eighteen Palestinians.
Invasions, homes searches and kidnaping were reported in the northern West Bank districts of Jenin and Nablus in addition to Hebron, in southern West Bank, and areas in East Jerusalem.
Later in the day, a number of extremist Israeli settlers assaulted two Palestinian men south of Nablus, causing several cuts and bruises.
Moreover, Israeli occupation bulldozers demolished a Palestinian house in Occupied Jerusalem, Tuesday morning, in Silwan town, south of al-Aqsa Mosque. Troops claimed that the house was built without permit. Occupation authorities, as a standard policy, refrain from issuing building permits to Jerusalemites, in order to force them to leave the city.
Elsewhere, in the besieged Gaza Strip, the Israeli navy fired several live rounds targeting Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore, in different parts of the coastal enclave. damage was reported but no injuries.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, March 1, 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.