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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, March 14, 2016.
Israeli troops kill a three Palestinians, injuries a fourth and kidnap many others during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers killed Monday, three Palestinians in two separate incidents, in the al-Baq’a area, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The Israeli army said four soldiers were mildly wounded in the two attacks that took place nearly 30 minutes apart.
The military stated its soldiers killed two armed Palestinians, “after they opened fire on soldiers waiting at the bus stop,’ in Keryat Arba’ colony, in Hebron city.
The two have been identified as Qassem Jaber, 31, and Amir al-Juneidi, 22, from Hebron city. The two were in driving a car before they reportedly opened fire on Israeli soldiers, wounding three.
It is worth mentioning that Jaber and al-Juneidi sell fruits and vegetables in the al-Baq’a area, known as Hebron’s Fruit Basket due to its fertile nature and rich water resources.
Approximately thirty minutes later, another Palestinian, identified as Yousef Waleed Tarayra, 18, was killed after the soldiers claimed he tried to ram them with his car.
Palestinian medics rushed to the scene but the army closed the area and prevented them from approaching the wounded Palestinians, who eventually bled to death.
The soldiers violently searched the homes of the three slain Palestinians and interrogated the families. Moreover troops placed sand hills, closing the roads leading in or out of many Palestinian villages around Hebron.
Late on Sunday night, a Palestinian boy was left in serious condition after he was shot in the chest with live ammunition by Israeli forces who invaded his village, al-Mazraa al-Gharbiya, near Ramallah city in central West Bank.
The boy, 14, was shot when Israeli troops opened fire on a group of teens who were allegedly throwing stones at the armored vehicles and military jeeps that were invading their village.
Residents said that Israeli forces moved into the area on Sunday afternoon with numerous armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers, and began firing both rubber-coated steel bullets and live ammunition at village residents.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Monday, at least twelve Palestinians, from their homes, during pre-dawn invasions targeting different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in al-‘Isawiyya town, in Jerusalem.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, March 14, 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.