Audio Link After TextWelcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, March 24, 2016.
Israeli troops kill two Palestinians in Hebron and kidnap 15 others during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday morning, two young Palestinian men, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, allegedly after they attacked Israeli soldiers, mildly wounding one.
According to the army, the soldiers opened fire on the two Palestinians, and killed them, after they stabbed one soldier in Tal Romeida neighborhood in Hebron old city. They have been identified as Ramzi Aziz Qasrawi, 21, and Abdul-Fattah Yosri Sharif, 21.
Talking to local news sources, an eyewitness said he heard the gunshots, stepped out of his home and saw several soldiers surrounding the two wounded Palestinians as they were on the ground, bleeding, before a soldier walked close to one of them, who was still moving, and shot him in the head.
Confirming the eyewitness story, a video by the Israeli Human rights group B’Tsalem, was published on social media, shows that Qasrawi and Sharif were wounded and on the ground as Israeli medics and soldiers denied them medical care.
Later one the video shows one soldier approach the wounded Palestinian and shoot him in the head from close range killing him as he laid on the ground causing no threat to anyone.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers opened fire at random, wounding several Palestinians who were walking in the area during the reported attack. It is worth mentioning that the army has killed 61 Palestinian, in Hebron, since October 1st, 2015.
Earlier on Thursday, the soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and kidnapped a former political prisoner.
Moreover, the army has kidnaped fifteen Palestinians including a child, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, on Thursday at dawn; three were kidnapped in Ya’bad near Jenin, one in Nablus, two in Salfit, seven in Ramallah and two in Hebron.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, March 24, 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.