Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, October, 20, 2016.
A Palestinian youth dies another injured by Israeli army gunfire during separate attacks in the Wets Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Mahmoud Jouda, 23, was pronounced dead on Thursday at al-Makassed hospital, in occupied East Jerusalem, after succumbing to wounds he sustained in 2007.
Jouda was only 14 when undercover Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, in Ramallah, in central West Bank. According to local sources he was shot by soldiers in an army helicopter, and remained in a very condition, suffering constant complications and deterioration in his health condition. Jouda was shot in the spine, and the bullet was lodged in his spine, causing paralysis.
His family is from the Gaza Strip, and moved to the West Bank in 2007, after the internal armed conflict between Fateh and Hamas in Gaza. His father is currently trying to transfer his body to Ramallah, in order to conduct proper burial ceremonies, and called on the Palestinian Authorities to help by contacting the Israeli side in order to facilitate the transfer and the needed coordination.
In other news, Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, during clashes that took place after dozens of soldiers and settlers invaded Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. The army also invaded homes in Qaryout village, south of Nablus.
In the meantime, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight and on Thursday morning, at least six Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Jerusalem, Jenin, Nablus and Bethlehem.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, a print shop in the al-Ram town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, violently searched it, and confiscated all of its equipment, and printed materials.
The Israeli army released a statement confirming the invasion and confiscation, and also alleging that the print shop “produced incitement materials,” after printing posters of Misbah Abu Sbeih, who was killed by the army, on October 9th, after carrying out a drive-by shooting in Jerusalem, killing two Israelis and wounding six others.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, October, 20, 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.