Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, June 20, 2016.
A young man dies of earlier wounds as two siblings injured by Israeli army fire during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered on May 4th, after Israeli soldiers shot him during an invasion of Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron.
Arif Sharif Jaradat, 22, was shot with live Israeli army fire, and died of his serious wounds at the al-Ahli hospital, in Hebron City. The Palestinian suffered from Down’s Syndrome.
Staying in Hebron, Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before the soldiers kidnapped seven Palestinians, and injured two siblings with rubber-coated steel bullets. The army also invaded a few towns in the district.
Elsewhere, a number of Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped two Palestinian teenagers.
Also, the soldiers invaded various neighborhoods in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and searched several homes, before kidnapping two journalists.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, a Palestinian mother and her daughter, from their home in Qusra village, southeast of the northern West Bank district of Nablus, just four days after the soldiers abducted her husband and son.
in other news, some 500 extremist Israeli settlers, under the protection of Israeli police, have broken into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque since the beginning of holy month Ramadan, Islamic Waqf Department in Jerusalem reported Monday.
Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam. In 2003, the Israeli government unilaterally decided — despite the objections of the Islamic Endowments Department — to allow non-Muslim visitors into the complex.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, June 20, 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.