Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, August, 30, 2016.
Israeli attacks in the West Bank leave seven Palestinian civilians injured meanwhile Egypt announce the opening of Rafah crossing with Gaza for three days. These stories, and more coming up, stay tuned.
An elderly Palestinian man sustained serious to moderate injuries Tuesday after an Israeli settler unleashed his dogs on him, according to Palestinian sources. Tawfiq Khaled, aged 66, was picking figs on his land in Deir Istiya, a village in the north of the West Bank, when he was attacked by the settler’s dogs. Khaled was transferred to a hospital for medical treatment.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers attacked, on Tuesday evening, six young Palestinian soccer players in Bab Hatta neighborhood, in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing several cuts and bruises that required hospitalization. The six Palestinians were walking in Bab Hatta before the soldiers surrounded them, and started beating them up with clubs and batons, and even with their guns, causing them to suffer various cuts and bruises. Palestinian medics rushed to the scene, and moved the six young men to the al-Makassed hospital, in Jerusalem.
Also on Tuesday. Israeli troops destroyed two Palestinian homes in separate incidents during invasions targeting West Bank communities. in the he town of Doura, near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, soldiers demolished a home of a political prisoner. Meanwhile Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday, Sur Baher town, southeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished one home, reportedly for being built without a permit.
In other news, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and on Tuesday, twenty-one Palestinians, during massive military invasions and searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Elsewhere, Egypt announced that it will open the Rafah border crossing between Egypt’s North Sinai province and Palestine’s Gaza Strip for three days starting Tuesday. Egyptian authorities decided to open the border crossing to allow nearly 3000 pilgrims from the coastal Palestinian enclave to travel to Mecca via Cairo International Airport.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, August, 30, 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.