Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, November, 7, 2016.
Israeli settlers steel olive crops from Palestinian farmers, meanwhile troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli settlers have stolen olive crops gathered from land belonging to farmers from the village of Deir Sharaf, to the northwest of Nablus, farmers reported Monday on Monday.
the farmers had a permit from the Israeli government to harvest their olive crops on land located inside the settlement fence for a few days, and for certain hours a day.
However, they believe that settlers from Shavi Shomron came to their land during the night and stole the harvest. The farmers normally leave their crop on the land and collect it at one time, at the end of the harvest period.
Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and earlier Monday, seventeen Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Home searches and kidnappings were reported in Ramallah and al-Bireh District, central West Bank, Bethlehem and Hebron, in southern West Bank, and Jerusalem.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, an advertisement company, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, violently searched it, causing excessive damage, before confiscating its computers, and other equipment.
In other news, An Israeli court in Jerusalem, on Monday, sentenced 14-year-old Ahmad Manasra to 12 years of prison, under conviction of attempted stabbing. Ahmad, on 12 October, 2015, was shot and tortured on camera by an Israeli settler, while his cousin, Hassan Manasra, was killed on the spot, for allegedly stabbing settlers in Pisgat Ze’ev settlement, Jerusalem.
Ahmad’s lawyer, Tareq Barghouth, said that the court also imposed a financial compensation of 180,000 shekels, Palestinian news sources reported.
An international uproar was caused around the case, with regard to the torture and videos later, as the boy was shown being abused by Israeli investigators. Ahmad stayed in the hospital before he was taken to prison.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, November, 7, 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.