Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Troops invade West Bank communities and detain civilians, in the meantime Israeli tanks targets farmlands in Gaza, These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
Following a week of clashes around the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the Israeli Security Council voted Tuesday morning to remove the controversial, newly-installed metal detectors, and put in their place a series of ‘smart cameras’ to film everyone entering the mosque and track them using facial recognition software.
Palestinians have vowed to continue protests and confrontations with Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, in rejection of the new surveillance cameras installed at the gates to al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to Al-Jazeera news agency.
For more than a week, Palestinians have refused to enter al-Aqsa Mosque compound and resorted to pray outside, after metal detectors were installed following an attack on July 14 that killed two Israeli police officers.The attack, carried out by three Palestinian citizens of Israel who were shot dead.
In other news, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted on Tuesday at least 24 Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Moreover, Many Israeli colonists invaded, Tuesday, a Palestinian home in the Old City of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and attacked the family before occupying the rooftop and raising Israeli flags and signs on the property. Israeli soldiers handed the family temporary orders occupying their stores.
In Gaza, Local sources reported that Israeli tanks fired shells Tuesday morning toward Palestinian farmland and grazing pastures for animals east of Qarara, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.
The shells reportedly were fired from the Kosovim military base located southeast of Khan Younis. Israeli forces also entered the area with armored vehicles, according to local sources, and fired a number of rounds.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, July, 25, 2017, 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.