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Palestine Today 07 13 2016

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

In the West Bank, Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man driving back home from work, meanwhile Israeli plans attack areas in Gaza.  These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Wednesday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and injured another, after the army fired several live rounds at a Palestinian car in the town of ar-Ram, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

Local sources said three Palestinians were in the car, and did not notice the deployment of Israeli soldiers, who fired many live rounds on the car, killing Anwar Salaima, 22, and seriously wounding Fares Khader Resheq, 20, while the kidnapped Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Nassar, 20.

Red Crescent Ambulances rushed to the scene of the shooting, but the soldiers refused to allow them through. Salaima was still breathing, and bled to death after the soldiers refused to allow the medics to approach him. The slain Palestinian, and the wounded, were shot by the soldiers, from a relatively close range.

Eyewitnesses in ar-Ram said dozens of soldiers and army vehicles invaded the town, at dawn, and closed its main road, before demolishing a blacksmith’s workshop.

It is worth mentioning that the slain Palestinian got married less than two months ago, and was driving back home with two of his friends, after finishing work at a Wedding Hall, in Talpiot area, south of Jerusalem.

In other news, Israeli soldiers demolished, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinian homes in the al-Kharja area in Jabal al-Mokabber town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem. Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Wednesday, the town of al-‘Isawiyya, in the center of occupied Jerusalem, searched several homes and kidnapped seven Palestinians. The army also kidnapped one Palestinian near Hebron.

In Gaza, the Israeli Air Force carried out, on Wednesday evening, two air strikes targeting Palestinian agricultural lands, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp in Central, and Johr ed-Deek area, southeast of Gaza City. The missiles hit farm lands casing damage to nearby homes.

Moreover, several Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and uprooted parts of them, close to the border fence.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, July 13, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.