Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, September, 19, 2016.
Israeli troops kill three Palestinians during two separate incidents meanwhile two dozen others kidnapped by soldiers during home searches in West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Monday, two Palestinians near the Ibrahimi mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the two Palestinians have been identified as Mohannad Jamil Rajabi, 21, and his cousin Amir Jamal Rajabi, 17. One of them was instantly killed, while the other died at an Israeli hospital approximately three hours later.
According to the Israeli army the two young men tried to approach a military roadblock, near the Ibrahimi Mosque, “with the intent to stab soldiers,” but the soldiers noticed them and opened fire, killing them. In a video released in the internet, Israeli radical settlers also started to place pork meat on one of the killed Palestinians face while the soldiers were carrying him in a stretcher and taking him away. The soldiers did not stop them, or try to remove them from the area.
Also on Monday, an Israeli soldier shot Ayman al-kurd (20 years old), in Rass Al-Amood neighborhood, Silwan, south of Al-Aqsa Mosque, for reportedly stabbing two so-called “border guards” at Bab A-Sahera gate. The border guards were injured and sent to a local hospital. Shortly after the incident, Israeli troops ordered Palestinian shop owners in some parts of the old city to close and leave the area.
Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped at least 25 Palestinians, including several children, during invasions and home searches targeting different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported.
Furthermore, The Detainees and Ex-Detainees Commission of the Palestinian Authority called, on Monday, for a day of rage in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian detainees held in Israeli jails. The commission called for mass rallies and a day of rage across the West Bank, on Tuesday, in support of Mohammad and Mahmoud Balboul and Malik Qadi, who have been on hunger strike for over 70 days, in protest against detention without charge or trial.
According to the organization, some 120 Palestinian detainees have, so far, joined the Balboul brothers and Qadi in their hunger strike. It additionally reported that all Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have decided to refuse their daily meals on Tuesday, to express their anger with Israel’s disregard to the lives of the hunger strikers.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, September, 19, 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.