Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, March, 14, 2017.
Settlers storm Al Aqsa mosque while troops invade West Bank communities and detain civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight until early morning hours, Tuesday, at least nineteen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after invading their homes and violently searching them.
Adductions and home searches were reported in the southern West Bank districts of Bethlehem and Hebron, Jerusalem city, the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and Nablus in northern West Bank.
In Jerusalem Israeli troops Israeli Police’s raid of the Mapping and Survey Office of the Arab Studies Society- Orient House in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem and arrested its Director, Khalil Tufakji, who is also an expert of mapping and settlement.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers invaded the town of al-‘Eesawiyya, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished an under-construction building, allegedly for being built without a permit.
The soldiers, accompanied by the police and undercover forces, gathered at the main entrance of the town, before invading several neighborhoods. The soldiers then surrounded a two-story under-construction building, owned by Majdi Mustafa, and demolished it.
Staying in Jerusalem, Groups of extremist Israeli settlers, on Tuesday morning, stormed the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Magharba gate.
The settlers were escorted, as usual, with special police forces to protect them as they toured the courtyards and took photos of several places. Palestinian worshippers confronted the settlers and forces to discourage the unwelcome intrusion.
Extremist Israeli settlers and politicians have been violating the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque almost on a daily basis, and always under the protection of armed occupation forces which often attack Palestinian worshipers who try to protect the holy site.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday March, 14, 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.