Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man and kidnapped more than 33 Palestinians during invasions in West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One Palestinian man was killed, seven others injured when Israeli soldiers invaded the town of Surif near the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday at dawn.
Local sources said that troops and army bulldozers invaded the town and surrounded the home of Mohammad al-Faqeeh, 29 before bulldozing it, then soldiers fired two missiles at the home leading to his death. al-Faqeeh was barricaded in the property for more than six hours, and exchanged fire with the army.
at least seven Palestinians were injured in clashes that took place between the invading soldiers and local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles at the army, while the soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.
The Israeli army claimed that al-Faqeeh is the shooter who killed an Israeli settler in Hebron last month.
After taking al-Faqeeh body to unknown location, the Israeli army announced the Surif a closed military zone and placed it under total siege, local sources reported.
Elsewhere, Hundreds of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the town of Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, before storming and violently searching dozens of homes and kidnapped 33 Palestinians. The soldiers also kidnapped one Palestinian in Sheikh Jarrah area near Jerusalem old city.
In the Gaza Strip, The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Wednesday, that a Palestinian woman, who was shot by the Israeli army 15 years ago, died after succumbing to her wounds.
Hadia Abu Shammala, was shot in the head, in 2001, and remained in a coma, dependent on life support machines, and feeding tubes. Her family said her suffering has ended today after she succumbed to her wounds, following fifteen long years of agony.
Abu Shammala was from Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. She suffered a head injury after Israeli soldiers opened fire targeting a number of homes.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, July 27, 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.