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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday October 16th, 2012.
Israeli troops injuries four Palestinians protesting settlers attacks in the West Bank and invades a number of communities and clash with local youth. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Four Palestinians were injured, on Tuesday, after the Israeli army attacked nonviolent protesters at the Latrun-Jerusalem Road (Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Road), north of occupied East Jerusalem, referred to by Israel as Road #443.
The soldiers attacked the nonviolent protesters with batons and pepper spray causing at least four injuries. Among the wounded was Ashraf Abu Rahma was violently attacked by the soldiers and was kidnapped after he was wounded.
The nonviolent procession was held to protest the ongoing and escalating attacks carried out by extremist Israeli settlers against Palestinians, their orchards, farmlands and holy sites.
Several nonviolent protesters from Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron, in addition to international peace activists, participated in the protest.
Also in Jerusalem today Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, a Palestinian home and a shed in Beit Hanina, in occupied East Jerusalem, the Quds Media Center reported.
The owner of the destroyed property, stated that employees of the Jerusalem Municipality claimed that the property was originally the property of a Palestinian from the occupied West Bank, therefore, according to Israel, “the property is considered to be absentee property”, and will be confiscated by Israel under the so-called “Absentee Property Law”.
Elsewhere Palestinian sources reported, Tuesday, that clashes were reported between Palestinian residents and Israeli soldiers in Az-Zababda village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and in Beit Ummar town north of the southern West Bank Hebron. No injuries were reported, but Israeli military sources reported that one vehicle was partially burnt.
In another incident a number of armed extremist settlers uprooted 20 olive trees and 15 grape trees that belong to the residents of Al-Khader town southern West Bank. The land in question is close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Efrat, built on lands that belong to residents of Al-Khader.
Farmers say the land had been repeatedly targeted by the settlers, and that they have been repeatedly prevented from entering his own land as the army requires him to obtain a special permit from the military.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday October 16th 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.