Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, destroy property and kidnap a number of civilians. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
Several Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded on Tuesday morning ‘Anata town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished sheds, a farm, a car repair facility and several walls, in addition to closing agricultural roads.
The army imposed a strict siege on the entire area, after declaring it a closed military zone, and prevented the residents from entering or leaving it.
In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military continued its siege, and invasions of homes, for the twelfth consecutive day, and kidnapped at least six Palestinians, in addition to occupying rooftops and confiscating surveillance tapes.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded the northern West Bank districts of Qalqilia, Nablus and Jenin, searched homes and kidnapped ten Palestinians.
In related news, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday afternoon, a nonviolent Palestinian activist after stopping him at a military roadblock, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian, also a former political.
The soldiers stopped Hasan Karajah, 35, at a military roadblock near Beit ‘Or al-Fouqa village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped him. Karajah was first kidnapped by the army on January 23, 2013, and was released on October 19, 2014. He is known for his social and civil-society activities in Palestine and various Arab countries.
Elsewhere, Groups of extremist Israeli settlers led by the radical rabbi, Yehuda Glick, heavily guarded by Israeli special forces broke into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, early on Tuesday.
About 30 Israeli settlers stormed the mosque from Al-Maghariba gate, while the Israeli forces heavily deployed to guard them.
Al-Aqsa Mosque witnesses, almost daily, occurrences of incursions and violations by Israeli settlers and extremists, amid tight restrictions imposed on the entry of Palestinian worshipers.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, July 12, 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.