Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, June 9, 2016.
Israeli troops storm West Bank communities and kidnap civilians, in the meantime settlers spray paint racist graffiti in a Palestinian village. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Extremist Israeli settlers, on Thursday, spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of an Arab village known as Abu Ghoush, to the northwest of Jerusalem, Palestinian media sources reported. The painted graffiti included racist slogans, such as “Death to Arabs” and “Price Tag”.
According to B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, “Israeli civilians have perpetrated various forms of violence against Palestinians in the occupied territories, damaging their lands, their persons and their property.”
It further explained, “In recent years, settlers have carried out violent acts under the slogan ‘price tag.’ These are acts of violence aimed at the Palestinian population and Israeli security forces.”
B’Tselem has documented many such acts including the blocking of roads, throwing stones at cars and houses, making incursions into Palestinian villages and land, torching fields, uprooting trees, and other damage to property.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians from their homes, and on military roadblocks, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Israeli homes searches and kidnappings were reported in the northern West Bank cities of Nablus and Tulkarem in addition to Hebron and Bethlehem cities in southern West Bank.
In other news, The Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), which implements Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territory, issued an order freezing more than 83,000 permits allowing Palestinians to enter Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, the organization said on Thursday.
The freeze comes in the wake of a deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, in which four Israelis were killed and six wounded.
Two Palestinian suspects were detained on the scene, and the Israeli army carried out an unspecified number of detentions in the suspected assailants’ hometown of Yatta in the southern occupied West Bank, also closing off the entrance to the town.”
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, June 9, 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.