Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, September, 18, 2017.
Israeli troops demolish a home in Jerusalem and navy attack Gaza fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, the village of al-Za’im, in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a Palestinian residential building.
The soldiers surrounded the village before many army jeeps, and military bulldozers, invaded it, and demolished the building, owned by Mohammad Awad Sa’iri.
The Israeli army claims that the building was constructed without obtaining a permit from Jerusalem City Council.
Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers have abducted eighteen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) reported.
Moreover, around 3,000 Israeli settlers broke into the courtyards of the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, southern West Bank, under pretext of celebrating Jewish holidays and marking the Jewish New Year, which starts on Thursday.
Israel forces stormed the old city of Hebron, turning it into a military zone, while hundreds of Israeli soldiers and special forces spread out, in the city, to provide protection to the settlers as they stormed the Mosque, according to local media.
Palestinian residents in the old city reported loud celebrations, as settlers freely used fire crackers and played loud music during late night hours.
The Ibrahimi Mosque and the old city of Hebron have always been subjected to ongoing Israeli violations, especially that the city is surrounded by illegal settlements inhibited by around 500,000 extremist settlers.
Elsewhere, Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated their boat.
The navy abducted the two fishermen, and took them along with their boat to Ashdod Port, near Gaza, local sources reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, September, 18, 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.