Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, August, 02, 2017.
Israeli troops detain more than 20 Palestinians as they invade farmlands in Gaza and homes in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers opened fire, earlier Wednesday, into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted two Palestinians.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds into the agricultural lands, close to the border fence, east of Rafah, and abducted two Palestinians for “approaching the fence.” The two were cuffed and blindfolded before the soldiers moved them to an unknown destination.
Israel prevents the Palestinians from entering their owned lands, in all areas close to the border fence, in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to frequently invading and bulldozing the lands.
Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, at dawn Wednesday, nineteen Palestinians, including a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes.
In other news, Israeli police said on Wednesday that a Palestinian teen stabbed an Israeli man at a supermarket south of Tel Aviv, leaving him severely wounded and hospitalized.
The police said, in a statement, that Wednesday’s stabbing appeared to be politically motivated, and that the 19-year-old Palestinian is being questioned in custody.
The incident comes after two weeks of hectic tensions between Israelis and Palestinians over Israel’s placement of metal detectors at the al-Aqsa compound that they eventually removed on July 25th.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, August, 02, 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.