Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, May, 31, 2017.
Hunger Strike leader announces victory, meanwhile settlers attack property in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Dozens of fanatic Israeli colonists marched, on Wednesday at dawn, in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood in Silwan town, near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and caused damage to Palestinian homes and cars, while Israeli soldiers abducted three Palestinians.
The residents intercepted the settlers and stopped them, leading to some scuffles; there have been no reports of injuries.
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers invaded the Suwwana neighborhood, in Jerusalem, and abducted three young men, before moving them to an interrogation facility in the city.
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teenage girl, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Media sources in Hebron said the soldiers, continuously extensively deployed around the mosque, and have various roadblocks and metal detecting machines, abducted Nour Erzeiqat, 17, and took her to an interrogation center, near Keryat Arba’ illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands in Hebron.
The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers searched the girl, and “located a knife, concealed in her handbag.”
In other news, in the first statement of the ‘Freedom and Dignity’ hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouthi after the victory of the strike, the strike leader praised the 1500 participants in the hunger strike for their steadfastness and sacrifice, and the many supporters around the world.
He also criticized the Israeli government for their ongoing military occupation, and described the many ways that the Israeli government attempted to break the will of the hunger strikers through repression and brutality during the 42 days of the hunger strike.
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