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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday April 08, 2013.
Two Palestinian civilians injured by Israeli soldiers gunfire and troops attack an anti wall and settlement protest. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A journalist and a Palestinian worker were reported injured on Monday by Israeli army gunfire in two separate incidents in the West Bank.
Mohamed Al Azah, 23 year old, a photojournalist, was hit in the face as he was covering clashes between invading Israeli soldiers and Palestinian youth at Aida refugee camp in the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem on Monday afternoon.
Medical sources said that Mohamed were moved to a nearby hospital in critical conditions after one of the Israeli soldiers shoot him in the face with a rubber-coated steel bullet. Many others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Meanwhile a Palestinian worker was shot and injured by Israeli troops live gunfire near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Monday evening. The man was injured when Israeli troops opened fire at a group of Palestinian workers working at a construction site just outside Nablus city. The army gave no reason for shooting at the workers.
Earlier on Monday morning Israeli troops attacked a nonviolent protest organized by villagers and their international and Israeli supporters at the village of Beit Omer, southern West Bank. Residents were protesting the Israeli wall and settlements bullet on lands stolen by the Israeli army from local farmers.
Soldiers used tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets to attack the unarmed protesters. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation. Moreover one international supporter was arrested by the Israeli army during the protest.
On Monday at dawn, two residents were kidnapped by Israeli troops who invaded the village of Sourif, also southern West Bank. Residents announced that troops invaded the village, searched homes, and then took the two men away without giving any reasons.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday April 08th 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.