Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org ,for Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
Israeli troops demolish homes in the West Bank and army bulldozers uproot farmlands in Gaza. These stories, and more coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of bulldozers, invaded on Tuesday morning that al-Walaja village, northwest of Bethlehem in southern West Bank, and demolished three under construction homes allegedly for being built without construction permits.
A week ago, the soldiers invaded al-Walaja, photographed several homes and handed a few Palestinians demolition orders. The area has been subject to frequent Israeli military invasions and violations, locals told media. The Israeli army claimed that the area falls under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem City Council, and that “the Palestinians cannot build there without the council’s approval.”
In related news, the soldiers invaded Za’tara area, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and destroyed a garden for children, including a playground, that was constructed six months ago.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the northern West Bank districts of Tulkarem and Bethlehem city in southern West Bank, searched several homes and kidnapped seven young men; four in Tulkarem and three in Bethlehem.
In the meantime Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, a young Palestinian man in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, while Israeli colonizers attacked and injured a child in the center of the city. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and searched a few homes, and kidnapped one Palestinian. On Monday evening, a number of fanatic Israeli colonists assaulted a Palestinian 10 year old child in Hebron city center. The child suffered various cuts and bruises, and received the needed treatment in a local clinic.
In Gaza, several military vehicles and bulldozers invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and uprooted lands while firing live rounds.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, April 12, 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.