Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, November, 23, 2016.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, attack a university and ransack local businesses. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday evening, the area surrounding the Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem, and clashed with many Palestinians, causing several residents to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
The soldiers surrounded the university area after invading it, and several neighborhoods in Abud Dis, and conducted provocative searches and interrogations of many students, leading to clashes.
The army fired many gas bombs and concussion at residents who hurled stones at them; medical sources said many Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, especially after the army fired gas bombs into the university campus.
Earlier on Wednesday at dawn, Israeli bulldozers demolished, three Palestinian buildings in the Karam Al-Tuffah neighborhood, in the city of Lod near Jerusalem, under the pretext of building without permit.
Also on Wednesday at dawn, Israeli forces ransacked two printing shops and seized computers during raids into the northern occupied West Bank districts of Salfit and Qalqilia.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man after stopping him at a sudden military roadblock, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
In other news, An Israeli court sentenced, Wednesday, a wounded Palestinian teenage girl to 13.5 years in prison, after convicting her of an attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem, along with her cousin Hadeel, who was executed after being shot and seriously injured.
The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that an Israeli court, in occupied Jerusalem, sentenced Nourhan Awwad, 16, to 13.5 years, and a 30.000 Israeli shekels fine, after convicting her of carrying out an attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem, on November 23, 2015.
Meanwhile, two Palestinian detainees held by the Israeli army, Anas Shadid and Ahmad Abu Fara, are reportedly facing a sharp health deterioration due to their hunger strike, which has now entered its third month. They are protesting Israeli administrative detention practices which are conducted without charge or trial, and based on secret information.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, November, 23, 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.