Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, April, 20, 2017.
A settler hit a Palestinian girl with his car injuring her as the army invade West Bank communities and detain civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian teenage girl was injured, Thursday, after an Israeli colonialist settler rammed her with his car, while she was on the sidewalk, in Teqoua’ Palestinian town, east of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, and fled the scene.
Kawthar Shawriyya, 17, suffered moderate wounds after being rammed by the Israeli car, and was transferred to Beit Jala governmental hospital in Bethlehem city.
In other news, The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and during earlier hours Thursday, at least nine Palestinians in various parts of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated a thousand US Dollars from one home in Jenin area.
Moreover, a group of Israeli settlers, on Thursday afternoon, held a barbecue party outside Ofer prison, west of Ramallah, in response to the collective hunger strike lead by 1,500 Palestinian prisoners.
The insulting move came in response to the hunger strike which Palestinian prisoners launched on the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, starting 17 April, against Israeli prison policies.
The demands of the Palestinian detainees revolve around the right to have proper visits by their families, having proper health care, ending the solitary confinement, changing the inhumane way of transportation between prisons and tending to other similar basic needs issues.
For the third day of the detainees’ hunger strike, Israeli Prison Service carried out campaigns to transfer hundreds of detainees to solitary confinement in many prisons, after taking their personal belongings such as blankets and clothing.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, April, 20, 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.