Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, May 11, 2016.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and injuries two youth, meanwhile hunger-striking detainee ends his strike. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, the village of Kafr Aqab, north of occupied East Jerusalem, shot and injured two Palestinians, one seriously, in clashes that took place with local youths.
Medical sources said one Palestinian suffered a life-threatening wound, after the soldiers shot him with a live round in the chest. Palestinian medics moved him to a hospital in Jerusalem.
They added that the soldiers also shot another Palestinian, with a live round in his leg, before medics moved him to a hospital in Ramallah, suffering a moderate injury.
The clashes erupted after dozens of soldiers invaded Kafr Aqab and Qalandia refugee camp, and initiated extensive searches of homes, while interrogating many residents. The soldiers also broke into, and searched many stores.
Moreover, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and on Wednesday at dawn, at least fourteen Palestinians, including several children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Invasions and homes searches were reported in Jerusalem, the northern West Bank cities of Nablus, Qalqilia, and Tulkarem.
In other news, The Palestinian Political Detainees’ Committee has reported, on Wednesday morning, that hunger-striking detainee Sami Janazra, has suspended his hunger strike, that lasted for 69 days protesting his Administrative Detention.
The Committee said the detainee decided to suspend his strike, for seven days, awaiting the decision of the Israeli prosecution to either indict him, or renew his Administrative Detention.
Janazra decision was made after the Israeli Supreme Court decided, Tuesday, to delay the deliberations on his Defense Attorney’s appeal against the Administrative Detention order, in order to continue his interrogation, and examine the possibly for filing charges against him.
Janazra will be receiving liquids, including soups, in the coming seven days, and will like take supplements and vitamins. Janazra is from the al-Fawwar refugee camp, in Hebron.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, May 11, 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.