Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, May, 23, 2017.
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Israeli soldiers shot, and moderately wounded, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teen with live fire, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the teen, seventeen years of age, was shot with a live round in the abdomen, and is currently in a moderate condition, at the Al-Aqsa hospital, in Deir al-Balah nearby city.
The teen was injured after Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinians, protesting near the border fence, and burnt tires before the army started firing live rounds on them.
In related news, the soldiers also fired live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinians protesting near the border fence, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, in the eastern part of Gaza city.
In other news, US President Donald Trump abandoned plans to visit Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity, Tuesday, due to the presence of a Palestinian protest outside the building.
Instead, Trump conducted a short meeting with Mahmoud Abbas and a press conference in which he condemned Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.
Palestinians had been holding a protest outside the Church, the celebrated birthplace of Jesus Christ, in solidarity with over 1,500 prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli jails.
The majority of the prisoners have refused to eat since the 17th of April, and many are now refusing to drink water as well.
The prisoners are demanding an end to the practice of administrative detention, where Palestinians can be imprisoned indefinitely without charge, an end to solitary confinement and the right to family visits. Israel has yet to begin negotiating with the prisoners.
In the last few days, 70 of the prisoners have been moved to civilian hospitals due to a serious deterioration in their health conditions.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, May, 23, 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.