Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Israeli soldiers invade West Bank communities injuring civilians, meanwhile in Gaza troops target residents homes. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, several neighborhoods in Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, injured eight Palestinians with live fire, and many others with rubber-coated steel bullets. The soldiers also invaded a few communities near the town.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded several neighborhoods in Doura, and clashed with youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the military vehicles, while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades. The soldiers also fired on Palestinians shopping in a local market.
Medical sources at the Alia governmental hospital, in Hebron, said six Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and that one of them was moved to surgery, after he was also treated for the severe effects of tear gas inhalation.
The sources added that Red Crescent medics provided the needed aid to many Palestinians, who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and several others who were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers opened fire on a number of Palestinian homes, east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Damage was reported but no injuries.
In other news, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected American and European ‘condemnations’ of a new plan to build hundreds of homes, in illegal Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.
In a press conference with the Rwanda’s President, on Wednesday, Netanyahu claimed that what is preventing peace in the region “is not the settlements,” but what he called the “ongoing incitement against Israel.”
Israel’s colonies in the occupied West Bank, including in and around East Jerusalem, are illegal under International Law, and the Fourth Geneva Convention to which Israel is a signatory.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, July 6, 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.