Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, May 04, 2016.
Israeli tanks invade areas in Gaza meanwhile in the West Bank Israeli troops injuries a disabled Palestinian man. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
An armed Palestinian resistance group fired, Wednesday, a mortar shell on Israeli military vehicles, operating near the border fence, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The army also fired two shells targeting Hamas fighters. Israeli sources claimed the army responded to a mortar shell targeting army vehicles operating close to the border fence, and that the soldiers fired several shells at the source of fire.
The Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas said the army fired two shells on one of its field units, and a monitoring tower, used by the fighters close to the border, east of Rafah, leading to property damage.
Also on Wednesday, the Israeli Radio said an explosive charge detonated near the border fence, causing no damage or injuries. Earlier on Wednesday, several armored Israeli army vehicles and bulldozers invaded a border area, east of Rafah, before army diggers started looking for tunnels.
Elsewhere, On Wednesday evening, the soldiers shot and injured a disabled young man, at the main entrance of Sa’ir town, east of Hebron city.
Palestinian security sources in Hebron said the soldiers shot Arif Jaradat, 21, with a live round in his back. Jaradat was moved to a hospital in Hebron city, suffering a moderate injury.
On Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers invaded and searched a home in the at-Tour village, east of occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped one Palestinian, identified as Ehab Abu al-Hawa, 21. The soldiers also kidnapped at least twelve Palestinians, in various invasions and searches of homes, targeting different parts of the occupied West Bank.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, May 04, 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.