Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, May 16, 2016.
Israeli troops attack a Palestinian worker in the West Bank and farmers in the Gaza strip. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday at night, that Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian man with a rubber-coated steel in the head, in Abu al-Hummus area, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The sources said the man, Ahmad Omar Abu A’mar, 32, was shot while trying to enter Jerusalem, heading to his work, through Wadi Abu al-Hummus area, near the al-Khass and an-No’man villages, east of Bethlehem.
Many Palestinian workers were recently injured in the same area, as the army frequently ambushes them while trying to enter Jerusalem to work, after Israel refused to grant them work permits in the occupied city, and other parts of the country.
On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded several Palestinian cities and towns in different parts of the occupied West Bank, stormed and ransacked many homes, and kidnapped at least two Palestinians.
In other news, Israeli sources have reported, Monday, that an ultra-Orthodox man suffered light wounds after being stabbed near Bab al-‘Amoud (Damascus Gate) in the Old City of Jerusalem, and that the army arrested a Palestinian suspected of carrying out the attack.
It added that Israeli Border Guard officers, stationed at the Damascus Gate, heard the shouts of the wounded man, and saw him as he was being stabbed, before the assailant threw away the knife, and tried to escape, but they captured him after a short chase. The Palestinian, in his twenties, was moved to an interrogation center in Jerusalem.
In the Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fried on Monday morning, at several Palestinian farmers, in their lands, east of Gaza City. Palestinian media sources said the soldiers, stationed in the Nahal Oz military base, across the border fence east of Gaza city, fired many live rounds into the lands, forcing the farmers to leave.
Staying in Gaza, Several Israeli navy boats attacked, on Sunday evening, Palestinians fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters in the northern part of the coastal region, and kidnapped ten fishers. The navy carried out 47 attacks against the fishers this year, wounding 24 and abducting 35 others. On Monday the Israeli army released most of those kidnapped and kept two men for integration, local sources reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, May 16, 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.