Palestine Today - audio

Download / Listen Here

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, August, 31, 2016.

Israeli tanks invade areas in Gaza and in the West Bank Israeli troops shut-down a radio station and kidnap its manager. These stories, and more coming up, stay tuned.

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Wednesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, bulldozed and uprooted some of them, and fired many rounds of live ammunition.

Eyewitnesses said four Israeli tanks, and two armored bulldozers, advanced more than 150 meters into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of al-Boreij, and started bulldozing them while army drones flew overhead.

They added that the soldiers also fired many live rounds to keep the Palestinian out of their own lands during the invasion. The invasion is the latest violation targeting Palestinian lands close to the border fence, in the northern and eastern parts of the besieged coastal region, preventing the Palestinians from working in their own lands.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Sanabel Radio Station, in Doura city, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, confiscated equipment, and kidnapped the station manager and four employees, before shutting the station down for three months.

The Sanabel Radio said the soldiers violently stormed the building, and ransacked it, before confiscating broadcast equipment and various electronics, and ordered it shut for three months. The soldiers kidnapped station manager Ahmad Daraweesh, and four employees. They were all taken prisoner after the soldiers stormed their homes and searched them.

Israeli military spokesperson Avichai Adraee claimed that the station broadcasts what he called “incitement against Israel,” and that all detained employees have been moved to an interrogation center.

Also on Wednesday, A number of Israeli military jeeps invaded the town of Beit Fajjar, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the city, searched homes and kidnapped three young men.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, August, 31, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.