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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday October 11th, 2012.
Israeli settlers run over a Palestinian child while Israeli air force bombard Gaza City. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian child suffered moderate wounds on Thursday when he was rammed by a settler’s vehicle near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the old city of Hebron, southern West Bank.
Medical sources said that Hatem Da’na, 14, received treatment by Red Crescent medics before being moved to the Al-Ahli Hospital in the city. He suffered various cuts and bruises, especially in his right arm and right leg.
Staying in southern West Bank, a number of Israeli settlers, including children, were caught on tape harvesting Palestinian olive trees in the Tal Romedia neighborhood, near Hebron city.
The Youth Coalition Against Settlements reported that its Media Unit managed to document the attack. Israeli soldiers arrived at the scene and inspected the ID cards of a number of activists.
After an argument with the residents, the settlers left the scene leaving several cut olive branches, and took what they harvested from the Palestinian olive trees.
Palestinian sources noted that settlers attacks escalated this week against Palestinian farmers as they started the olive harvest season. Since the start of this week settler’s managed to cut of around 450 olive trees in different parts of the West Bank, local sources reported.
In other news Israel soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Dir Nitham village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and handed a resident a military order informing him that the army intends to demolish his home. The army claims that the home, located in Area “C”, under Israeli control, was built without a construction permit.
The home is only 50 meters away from area B in Ramallah. Clashes were erupted in the village after dozens of youth hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading army. Soldiers fired gas bomb and rubber-coated metal bullets; no injuries were reported.
Meanwhile in Gaza Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli Air Force fired, on Thursday at dawn, one missile into a building in Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, north of Gaza City. The sources added that the targeted building and several nearby homes sustained considerable damages, no injuries were reported. The army claims that the building is used by resistance fighters, while local residents said that the area is residential and h as no training centers for resistance groups.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday October 11th news round-up 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, Ghassan Bannoura.