Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, September, 11, 2017.
Settlers attack a school in the West Bank as troops attack farmers in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers fired many rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in their lands, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.
The soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence in southern Gaza, fired many live rounds at Palestinian farmers, forcing them out of their lands. Media sources in Khan Younis said the farmers fled their lands in fear of further Israeli escalation.
In related news, the soldiers abducted a patient, identified as Fadel Abu Hasseera, 27, as he was trying to cross Erez terminal, in northern Gaza, for medical treatment. The Palestinian received a permit from the Israeli authorities, but the soldiers abducted him after her arrived at Erez on his way to a hospital.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and earlier Monday, at least fourteen Palestinians from their homes, in various parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.
Later in the day, Israeli settlers attacked the newly rebuilt Jeb al-Theeb elementary school, near Bethlehem in the West Bank, but were stopped by local Palestinians, according the Committee Against Settlements in Bethlehem.
Palestinians confronted more than 30 Israeli settlers who came to the school with an intention to harm the students and pushed them back.
The school, which serves 64 students from nearby Palestinian communities in grades one to four, was rebuilt on Friday after it was demolished by the Israeli army in late August under the pretext it was built without a permit. The Israeli demolition of the school has prompted strong international condemnation.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, September, 11, 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.