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Israeli troops attack solidarity protest injuring 30 people, and destroy 12 homes near Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Dozens of Palestinian youth were injured Monday evening, in clashes with Israeli soldiers who tried to forestall a march in solidarity with hunger striker detainee Bilal Kayed, in Abu Dis town, to the east of Jerusalem. Palestinian Red Crescent reported 30 cases which occurred during the clashes; nine with rubber bullets, 19 suffocation cases and two head injuries.
Eyewitness reported, that the clashes erupted during a solidarity march for detainee Bilal Kayed who has been on hunger strike for 41 days, in protest of his administrative detention — an archaic procedure dating back to the days of British Mandate Palestine, in which a “suspect” is detained without charge or trial, for renewable periods of 6 months.
Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Monday, eleven Palestinians, including two women and two former political prisoners, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Also Monday at dawn, Israeli army bulldozers destroyed 12 Palestinian homes at the town of Qalandiya located between Jerusalem and the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The Isralei army said that the home-owners recivied notices that their homes are too close of the Isralei wall built on Palestinian land.
Clashes erupted between the residents and the invading forces as residents tried to great a human-chain around the homes to stop the army from leveling them. Troops fired tear gas, and rubber-coated steel bullets, many residents suffered from effects of tear gas inhalation as a result.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, July 25, 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.