Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
Israeli troops injuries a woman at a West Bank checkpoint, meanwhile soldiers attack political detainees held in army detention facilities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Tuesday, a young Palestinian woman near the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem, after she reportedly ran towards them.
Israeli media said the young woman, only 18 years of age, rushed towards the terminal and that the soldiers shot her after she failed to heed to their orders to stop.
She was apparently shot in the lower part of her body, and was seen laying on the ground while still moving her limbs. Israeli soldiers and police officers gathered around the wounded young man while pointing their guns on the Palestinians, forcing them to leave the immediate area.
Elsewhere, Israeli prison guards raided and searched Section 5 of the Ramon prison and moved 100 Palestinian prisoners affiliated to the Fateh and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) movements to the Ohalei Kedar prison.
The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday that the raids came in response to the prisoners supporting fellow prisoner Bilal Kayed, who has been on a hunger strike for 43 days, and hunger-striking brothers Muhammad and Mahmoud al-Balboul.
In other news, Israel has agreed to allow cement imports to supply brick factories in the besieged Gaza Strip, a union official told the Palestinian Ma’an news agency on Tuesday.
This shipment with be the first since three month, as Israeli implemented a ban on cement imports to the besieged Gaza Strip effectively shouting down all brick factories in the region According to Ma’an the cement will get to Gaza on Wednesday.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, July 26, 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.