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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday March 12th, 2013.
Palestinian man killed by Israeli internationally banned bullets, and Israeli settlers continue to attack Palestinian farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources reported that a Palestinian youth identified as Mahmoud ‘Adel At-Teety, 25, was shot and killed by an Israeli dum-dum bullet to the head, in the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Two more Palestinians were shot by live rounds, and six by rubber-coated metal bullets.
At-Teety was shot in the head and died instantly; the dum-dum bullets have been internationally banned for since The Hague Convention outlawed their use in 1899, and in 1907, but the Israeli military frequently uses them against the Palestinians.
Dum-dum bullets expand and explode upon or after impact causing maximum damage to body organs.
At-Teety is an active member of the nonviolent resistance movement in Hebron, and was the admin of a Facebook page that focuses on the issues and suffering of Palestinian political prisoners held by Israel.
In other news a number of extremist Israeli settlers cut dozens of Palestinian olive trees near Qaryout village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The settlers came from the Rachel illegal settlement, and cut more than 120 trees in the eastern area, close to the settlement. The trees belong to resident Mohammad Miqbil.
Israeli settlers carried out dozens of attacks targeting Palestinians lands, orchards, homes and property in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and occupied East Jerusalem.
Last Friday morning, March 8, Israeli settlers uprooted around 120 olive trees in al-Sawya village south of Nablus Friday morning.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday March 12th, 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.