Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
West Bank Palestinian youth injured by Israeli military jeep, in the meantime Israeli navy attack Gaza fishers and kidnap 10 of them. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian youth was seriously wounded on Wednesday, at dawn, after being rammed by an Israeli military jeep in Balata camp, northern occupied West Bank.
Saleh Abu Anad, 21, was hospitalized, in serious condition, at Rafedia hospital in Nablus city. Israeli forces raided the nearby refugee camp of Askar, as well, in addition to the Nablus village of Kafr Qalil, detaining at least two Palestinians.
Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, at least seven Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, in addition to one Palestinian who was kidnapped late at night, Tuesday, at a military roadblock, near Bethlehem.
In other news, A teenaged Palestinian boy was hit by a bullet to the head on Wednesday, as Palestinian security officers clashed with masked gunmen in the village of Kafr Aqab, in the occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem.
Hamza al-Wahsh, aged 15, was in front of his family home at dawn when a stray bullet hit him in the head, according to Palestinian security sources. Al-Wahsh was evacuated to the Ramallah Medical Center, where doctors said he was in critical condition.
Clashes broke also in the nearby Qalandia refugee camp and the neighborhood of Semiramis. Palestinian security forces began a crackdown, overnight Tuesday in north Jerusalem neighborhoods, after masked gunmen stopped Palestinian Authority Minister of Social Development Ibrahim al-Shaer at gunpoint near Qalandia refugee camp, earlier that day, and hijacked his car.
Several stores sustained damages during the dawn clashes, on Wednesday, which lasted a few hours on the main road between Qalandia, Kafr Aqab and Semiramis.
Elsewhere, Israeli navy ships attacked, on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, in Gaza territorial waters, northwest of Gaza City, kidnapped ten fishers and confiscated four boats. The navy ships fired several live rounds at the fishing boats, before attacking them. They also ordered the fishers to swim towards their boats, abducted them and towed the Palestinian boats to the Ashdod Port.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, June 15, 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.