Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, March, 02, 2017.
Israeli troops invade farm lands in Gaza, in the meantime they abducts and injured Palestinian child during invasions in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, near the border fence, in the eastern and central parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, and bulldozed sections close to the fence.
Eyewitnesses said four armored bulldozers, supported by several military vehicles, advanced a short distance into the lands, and started bulldozing them, while the soldiers fired live rounds.
In related news, Israeli navy ships fired several live rounds at fishing boats, in Palestinian waters close to the shore, in northern Gaza, while military helicopters flew over various parts of the coastal region.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Thursday, sixteen Palestinians, including a child, only 12 years of age, during invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.
The Hebron office of the PPS, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, said the soldiers invaded the city, and nearby communities, violently searched homes and abducted seven Palestinians.
In Bethlehem, the soldiers also invaded and searched homes, and abducted four Palestinians, including a child. In Tubas, in central West Bank, the soldiers abducted one Palestinian while another man was abducted from his home in Beita town, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus.
Furthermore, the soldiers abducted a teen, from his home in Hizma town, northeast of Jerusalem. Also in Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians from Biddo town, north of Jerusalem.
In other news, The Palestinian Detainees and Ex-Detainees Committee issued a statement strongly denouncing the Israeli army’s abduction of a wounded Palestinian child, who previously lost one of his legs after the soldiers shot him with an expanding bullet.
The committee stated that the child, Issa Abdul-Mo’ty, 14, from Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, was abducted by the soldiers on Wednesday. On September 19, 2015, the child was shot by the soldiers with an internationally-banned expanding bullet in his leg, prior to his abduction, and his wounded leg was later amputated at an Israeli hospital. on September 29, 2015, the boy was released on a 7000 Israeli Shekels bail.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, March, 02, 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.