Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
A Palestinian youth dies of wounds he sustained earlier in the week and Israeli troops demolish one homes and injuries civilians during invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that the Palestinian who was seriously injured in the Jerusalem bus bombing on Monday evening, died from his wounds. Hamas claims responsibility, and said the Palestinian was behind the attack.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Abdul-Hamid Abu Srour, from the ‘Aida refugee camp, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The bombing led to 21 injuries, while three of them, including Abu Srour, suffered moderate to severe wounds.
Following the blast, Israel deemed the incident as an attack, issued a gag order on the details, and launched an investigation.
According to a spokesperson of the Shaare Zedek Israeli hospital that the Palestinian lost both of his legs in the bombing, and was severely burnt. Doctors conducted surgery, but were unable to save his life.
In other news, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Qalandia refugee camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, demolished one home and injured at least eight Palestinians, including three with live fire; one of the wounded was among the abducted residents.
The soldiers surrounded the home of Hussein Abu Ghosh, 17, forced the family out and demolished the property’s inner walls, rendering unfit for living. Abu Ghosh was killed by the army, along with another Palestinian on January 26, 2016, after stabbing an Israeli settler woman to death.
Moreover, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped at least 41 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, in extensive invasions into Palestinian communities, and violent searches of homes.
25 Palestinians, including eighteen children, were kidnapped by Israeli troops in massive invasions and searches of home, in occupied Jerusalem.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, April 20, 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.