Palestine Today - audio

Download / Listen Here

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, December, 12, 2016.

Four Palestinians injured 16 others kidnaped during Israeli army invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes, before shooting and injuring four Palestinians during ensuing clashes.

The soldiers invaded the refugee camp from three separate directions, and searched many homes, an issue that led to clashes between them and dozens of youngsters.

The Palestinians hurled stones and empty bottles on the invading Israeli military vehicles, while the soldiers fired many live rounds and concussion grenades. Medical sources at the Beit Jala governmental hospital said four Palestinians were shot with live rounds in their legs, and are currently receiving treatment for their wounds.

Also on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted sixteen Palestinians, including children, from their homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

Invasions, home searches and kidnappings were reported in Hebron and Bethlehem, southern West Bank in addition to Jerusalem and Ramallah, central West Bank and the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

In related news, The Israeli army Prison Authority has released, Monday, detainee Bilal Kayed, who was held under administrative detention orders for 14.5-year. Kayed implemented 71-day hunger strike until reaching an agreement ending his illegal detention.

The Palestinian Political Detainees’ Committee said Kayed was released at the Jabara military roadblock, south of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, were his family, hundreds of Palestinians and representatives of political factions, gathered to greet him.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, December, 12, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.