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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday January 16th, 2013.
Palestinian civilian injured by Israeli troops’ gunfire in the West Bank and army tanks fire shells at central Gaza farm lands causing damage. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One Palestinian youth was shot and injured by Israeli army fire in the southern west Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday.
Local sources reported that Israeli soldiers invaded Aiyda refugee camp in Bethlehem near the Israeli wall and fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at residents. One youth was injured and taken to hospital after being hit with rubber-coated steel bullet in the leg, local sources reported.
Also in southern West Bank, the Israeli army stormed the house of Ihrizat family in Hebron old city and searched it on Wednesday. Troops detained all the family members, 30 people, for 10 hours in one room then let and released the family, witnesses reported. The family said that troops gave them no reason for the attack.
At the village of Beit Omer, near Hebron today, Israeli troops attacked a funeral of an old lady from the village, residents said that people were in their way to the local graveyard when troops station at the nearby settlers road just started firing tear gas at them without any provocation, many residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Elsewhere in the Gaza strip on Wednesday, Israeli soldiers fired several artillery shells, into Palestinian lands, east of the central part of the Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported. Eyewitnesses reported that the army fired at least three shells into a land east of the Al-Maghazi and the Al-Boreij refugee camps in central Gaza.
Although no physical injuries were reported, several farmers and residents, including children, suffered panic attacks, and fled the area fearing addition bombing.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday January 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.