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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
The Palestinian President in Tehran to take part in the non-aligned summit, meanwhile settler attacks increase on daily basis against Palestinians in the West Bank, these stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived in Tehran, Wednesday, in order to participate in the non-aligned Movement summit.
Abbas’ visit comes after tension between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas after reports that Ismael Haniya, the Prime Minister of the Deposed Hamas government in Gaza Strip was also invited to the summit.
Iran later on stated that Abbas is the only one invited to represent Palestine at the summit. Palestinian media sources said that a number of Palestinian leader failed to convince Abbas not to go to Iran.
Abbas is hoping to warm the relation between the PLO and Tehran after several years of tension after the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat sided with the late Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in his war with the Islamic Republic.
In other news, a group of extremist Israeli settlers burnt, on Wednesday at dawn, two Palestinian cars in Al-Jalazon refugee camp, near Ramallah, and wrote racist graffiti on two more vehicles.
the camp residents said the settlers also wrote graffiti on a car parked nearby and tried to burn it, but the residents chased them away.
The Israeli Radio reported that the Israeli military and police are investigating the recent attacks that fall under the “Price Tag” label against the Palestinians and their property.
The Radio added that as the army arrived in the Al-Jalazon refugee camp, the soldiers found graffiti reading; “Price Tag”, “Migron”, “Death to the enemy”, “Revenge against the Arabs”, and “freedom for the homeland”.
The Israeli Prosecution at the Central Court in Jerusalem filed on Tuesday, indictments against eight extremist Israeli settlers who violently attacked three Palestinians, on August 17, leading to serious injuries to one of them.
Jamal Joulani, 17, was attacked by a large group of young Israeli extremists in Ben Yihuda street in Jerusalem, while walking with his friends in the city.
The indictment described how the settlers ambushed Joulani and kept attacking, beating and kicking him until he fell unconscious. The man was moved to a hospital unconscious, and in a serious condition. Medical sources said Joulani is in better condition now two weeks after the attack.
By this we come to the end of the news for today, This was the Wednesday August 29th round up of news from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, George Rishmawi.