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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, March 26th, 2012.
Two Palestinians are injured by settler-attacks across the West Bank and Israel cuts ties with a UN Council. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian farmer was injured when Israeli armed settlers attacked a group of farmers near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Monday.
Local sources announced that Ayman Loui’e sustained moderate wounds when an Israeli settler hit him in the head with a baton. Loui’e was injured when a group of armed settlers attacked him and other farmers working on their lands in Borien village near Nablus, witnesses told local news.
Residents of Borien started on Monday to prepare their lands for the summer farming season. Farmers are expecting more attacks by Israeli settlers this week. Attacks by settlers were also reported over the weekend.
Palestinian medical sources reported Sunday, that one resident was injured after being attacked by a group of fundamentalist Israeli settlers near Yatta, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Settlers also uprooted dozens of olive saplings near Bethlehem.
There are half a million settlers living in Israeli settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem; all of which are illegal according to international law. On Monday the Israeli government decided to cut ties with the UN council for human rights after the council announced last week that it would investigate West Bank Israeli settlements
In other news Israeli troops arrested nine Palestinian civilians, on Monday at dawn, during military invasions targeting a number of West Bank communities.
Palestinian security forces said that the Israeli military targeted the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem along with nearby villages. Soldiers searched and ransacked residents’ homes before arresting nine civilians, sources added.
And that’s all for today from IMEMC News, this was the Monday, March 26 daily news roundup from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Join us again tomorrow. For more news and updates visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Husam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.