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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center for Wednesday April 28th, 2010.

Israeli troops kill a youth in the Gaza Strip and settlers injure a worker in the West Bank. These stories and more are coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

A Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli soldiers as they opened fire at a nonviolent protest on Wednesday east of Gaza City. Palestinians along with international supporters gathered near the boarders east of Gaza demanding the halt on the buffer zone construction in the area. As soon as the crowed reached the buffer zone troops opened fire killing Ahmad Deep, 19 years old.

Doctors said that a number of local and international protesters sustained moderate and critical wounds due to the army fire. Israeli tanks and bulldozers operate at border areas in the Gaza strip; bulldozers uproot trees and destroy crops owned by local farmers to create the buffer zone near the borders.

Elsewhere Thirteen Palestinian civilians were detained on Wednesday by Israeli troops during predawn military invasions targeting the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Nine men were detained as troops searched and ransacked residents’ homes at the town of Sa’eer near Hebron. The army gave no reason for the attack on Sa’eer. Four other Palestinians were detained by soldiers during a raid that targeted industrial area in the city of Hebron. The four work as night guards at a local business

Late on Tuesday night a group of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian worker in Jerusalem’s old city, Palestinian media reported.

Yasser Rabayiaa, 35 years old, was on his way home in Bethlehem city near Jerusalem when the group of settlers attacked him. Witnesses said that the settlers dragged Rabayiaa into an empty street and attacked him with batons. People called the police who arrested some of the settlers and handed Rabayiaa to his family.

Rabayiaa’s family took him to the hospital in Bethlehem city. Rabayiaa suffered moderate wounds due to the attack, doctors reported.

This week tension escalated in Jerusalem city. Over the week end 30 Palestinians were injured when they tried to stop settlers rally near the old city. On Tuesday scuffle between Israeli troops and Palestinian youth at the same location was reported.


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