Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, March, 29, 2017.
Troops kill a Palestinian woman in Jerusalem and fire tear gas at residents’ homes during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Wednesday, a Palestinian woman in Bab al-‘Amoud area, in occupied East Jerusalem, after the army claimed she “carried scissors” and attempted to attack the soldiers. Palestinian medical sources said the woman, identified as Seham Nimir, 49, from Shu’fat refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, is the mother on Mustafa Nimir, who was killed by the army on September of 2016.
After killing the woman, the soldiers abducted one of her daughters, who was with her, and took her to an unknown destination. Palestinians who saw the fatal shooting of the woman said she wasn’t carrying any weapons, and did not attempt to attack the soldiers, and that the only thing they saw on the ground, after she was shot, was a small scissor.
They added that an argument erupted between the soldiers and the woman, before one of them shot her with his pistol, and then, another soldier shot her with his rifle.
Staying in Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday morning, two Palestinian homes in Jabal al-Mokabber village, in the southern part of occupied Jerusalem, after violently forcing the families out. Troops said the two homes have no building permits. The so called building permits are never giving to Palestinian residents of Jerusalem, while the Israeli government illegal build settlements for Israelis in and around the city on occupied Palestinian land.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and abducted three Palestinian children from their homes.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and nearby towns, broke into and searched many homes, and abducted one Palestinian. Clashes took place in Jaba nearby town, and the soldiers fired many gas bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets and live rounds, including at home, causing dozens of residents to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday March, 29, 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.