Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, December, 14, 2016.
Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man and injuries two children meanwhile soldiers invade a university and ransack offices. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian man on Wednesday on al-Wad Street, in occupied Jerusalem, after alleging that the young man stabbed a soldier. Bullet fragments from the Israeli soldiers’ gunfire also injured a Palestinian child in the skull. Israeli sources said two officers were wounded.
Israeli military sources claimed that the young man, later identified as Hammad Khader Sheikh, 21, stabbed two officers with a screw driver, at the Lion’s Gate, before the soldiers shot him dead. The sources added that Hammad, from the southern West Bank city of Hebron, was first moved to Hadassah Israeli Medical Center, in Jerusalem, and later succumbed to his serious wounds.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds at Sheikh, and left him bleeding onto the ground for nearly twenty minutes. A Palestinian doctor, who was in the area, tried to help Sheikh, but the soldiers forced him away, and later allowed the doctor to approach him just before an Israeli ambulance arrived at the scene and moved him to the hospital.
The random army fire also mildly wounded a Palestinian child, identified as Fahmi Jweiles, 13, with bullet fragments in the head, as he and his brother, Nour were leaving their school in the Old City. Nour suffered an anxiety attack and was also brought to the hospital when he saw his brother shot before his eyes.
Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Birzeit University Campus, in Birzeit city in central West bank, violently searched several buildings, causing excessive damage, and confiscated computers.
Also at dawn, the Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted one Palestinian in the district, and installed two roadblocks.
The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers, and undercover forces, have abducted four Palestinians in several areas of the district.
In addition, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded different areas south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, abducted two Palestinians, and detained seventeen others for several hours.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, December, 14, 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.