Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, November, 22, 2016.
A Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire at a West Bank checkpoint, meanwhile Israeli settlers set a home on fire. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian man at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian man has been identified as Jihad Khalil, 40, from Beit Wazan village, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers shot and seriously wounded the Palestinian, after alleging that he tried to stab them, and he bled to death after the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.
After shooting the Palestinian man, the soldiers closed Qalandia terminal, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing, while dozens of soldiers were deployed in the area.
A statistic prepared by the Jerusalem Institute for Israeli and Palestinian affairs has shown that the number of Palestinians who have been killed, since the start of the Al-Quds Intifada (Jerusalem Uprising), which broke out in October of 2015, has now reached 265.
Earlier on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted five Palestinians from their homes, in Nablus, Jerusalem and Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli settlers set fire to a Palestinian-owned home in Masafer Yatta, to the south of Hebron in southern West Bank, according to a local activist.
Rateb al-Jabour, coordinator of the popular committee against the separation wall and settlements, told local media that settlers from the illegal settlement of Beit Yatir, built on Palestinian-owned land, attacked the home of Mohammed Abu Qbaita with Molotov cocktails, setting fire to the house and causing financial damages to the house. No one was physically injured in the attack.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, November, 22, 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.