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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, February 28 2011.
On Friday, a young Palestinian man from Silwan, was seriously injured when violent clashes erupted while Silwan residents were preparing for prayer. A rubber bullet was lodged in his spine and his condition was described as serious.
On Saturday, twenty Palestinian residents were injured by rubber bullets during the continuation of clashes in Silwan.
A Palestinian child was injured, on Sunday, after being run-over by a vehicle driven by an Israeli settler in Hebron.
The Israeli Authorities sentenced, on Sunday, a Palestinian legislator to six months in administrative detention without presenting any legal charges against him.
An ‘internal investigation’ by the Israeli military released a report, Sunday, stating that there was ‘no wrongdoing’ in a 2002 targeted assassination carried out by the Israeli airforce, in which Israeli soldiers dropped a missile on a crowded apartment building, killing a targeted leader of Hamas along with 13 civilians, including 8 children.
On Sunday evening, that one resident was killed and several were injured in a number of Israeli military attacks targeting the Gaza Strip.
A group of armed Israeli settlers blocked, on Monday morning, a number of roads leading to the northern West Bank city of Nablus. They hurled stones at several vehicles while cursing and insulting the residents.
On Monday, one resident was injured after the Israeli army bombarded an area near the Gaza International Airport, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian-Israeli bus driver, who holds Israeli citizenship, has been threatened with being fired after he was assigned to a route that serves the Israeli colonial settlement of Elazar. Jewish Israeli residents of the settlement have launched a campaign to have the bus driver fired, submitting a letter to the regional council to that effect.
Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two Palestinians from the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
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