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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday December 13th, 2012.

Scores injured as Palestinians protest the killing of a youth by Israeli troops in Hebron, and settlers attack a holy site near Nablus. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

In the southern West Bank city of Hebron 55 civilians including two journalists were injured in the clashes that erupted after the funeral of Muhammad Salaymah 16 years old between local youth and Israeli troops deployed in the old city of Hebron.

Salaymah was killed by an Israeli border police soldier in Hebron old city, on Wednesday evening. Soldiers said that he tried to attack them with a gun which later turned to be a lighter that look like a small gun.

Salaymah death came hours after Israeli news sources said that the army has gave new orders to its forces in the West Bank allowing soldiers more freedom to use live ammunition against Palestinians. But activists say this Israeli policy is not new.

So far Israeli soldiers have killed 37 Palestinians in the past five years during protests against the wall and settlements by using live ammunition.

In other clashes in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, 10 youths were lightly wounded by Israeli troops’ tear gas. The clashes erupted when soldiers attack a protest against the killing of Muhammad Salaymah by Israeli troops on Wednesday.

Elsewhere today Israeli settlers invaded on Thursday morning Josef tomb, a Palestinian – Islamic, Christian, and Jewish holy site located in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Residents said that armed settlers and soldiers stormed the holy site and stayed for several hours then left.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday December 13th, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.