Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, July 18, 2016.
Israeli settler injuries a Palestinian child meanwhile troops destroy a home during West Bank invasions. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
A Palestinian child was injured, on Monday morning, after a colonist Israeli settler rammed him with his car, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and fled the scene.
The child, Hamza Reb’ey, 12, was moved to the Hebron Governmental Hospital; his injuries have been described as moderate. The settler was driving on bypass road #60, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, and fled the scene directly after ramming the child.
Also on Monday, Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the town of Qabatia, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, demolished one home and injured at least four Palestinians by live fire.
Local sources said the soldiers completely surrounded the town before invading it, and demolished the home of detainee Bilal Ahmad Abu Zeid, who stands accused of transferring weapons to three Palestinians who were killed in occupied Jerusalem, after carrying out a shooting attack, on February 3, 2016.
Medical sources said resident Abdul-Rahman Suleiman Abu ar-Rob, 20, suffered a serious injury after the soldiers shot him with a live round in his chest. Three other Palestinians suffered mild-to-moderate wounds. they were all moved to the Jenin Governmental Hospital.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier Monday, at least seventeen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including one who came under fire of an armed Israeli paramilitary settler, before the soldiers abducted him.
Also in Jerusalem, soldiers and fanatic colonists stormed the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacked many Palestinians and kidnapped two, before taking them to a nearby interrogation facility.
The attack into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa was carried out through the al-Magharba Gate, when several small groups of soldiers and settlers started flooding the holy site after removing the Muslim worshipers.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, July 18, 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.