Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, January, 11, 2017.
Four Palestinian stores demolished, 33 civilians kidnapped during army invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli Bulldozers demolished, Wednesday, four temporary structures installed on five Dunams of Palestinian lands in Jabal al-Mokabber area, in occupied East Jerusalem, allegedly for being set up without a permit from the city council.
The Jerusalem City Council claims that the eight structures were used for “selling construction materials,” and that the demolition is “part of implementing the construction law” in Jabal al-Mokabber.
The Israeli attack is part of a campaign that would lead to the demolition of many buildings and structures, installed in what Israel calls “open areas.”
It is also part of the tax campaign “Arnona” imposed on all residents of occupied Jerusalem, consisting of very high payments that the Palestinians cannot afford, and subsequently suffer high compounding interest and debts.
On Tuesday, the City Council in occupied Jerusalem demolished five temporary barns that were installed on 1.5 Dunams (0.37 Acres) of Palestinian lands, in Jabal al-Mokabber.
Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight, at least thirty-three Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during massive invasions and violent searches of homes.
Later on Wednesday evening, Israeli soldiers invaded the al-Wad area, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, broke into stores and abducted three Palestinian merchants.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said many soldiers, police officers and employees of the tax and revenue department invaded the al-Wad Street area, and started breaking into stores and writing high fines against the owners. The soldiers also invaded Shu’fat refugee camp, and abducted ten young men.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, January, 11, 2017, 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.