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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday April 09, 2013.
Palestinian woman injured by Israeli settler and troops uproot tress in southern West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian young woman was injured on Tuesday midday when an Israeli settler ran her over with his car near the village of Beit Omer southern West Bank.
Local sources said that Alaa Al ‘alami, 22, was on her way home in Beit Omer village when the settler ran her over and fled the scene. Palestinian ambulance was called in by one of the villagers and took Al ‘alami to a hospital in the nearby city of Hebron.
Also near Hebron city today, Israeli army bulldozers uprooted 350 trees owned by local farmers from the village of Al Thahriya.
Villagers told local news that the soldiers uprooted 200 almond trees and 100 olive trees. Troops also sprayed a chemical poison on the land where that uprooted the trees local famers reported.
In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army has decided to keep Karem Abu Salem crossing between Israel and the coastal enclave closed for the second day and refused to allow any good in or out.
Six years ago Israeli implemented a hard siege on the Gaza Strip closing all border crossings leading in or out of Gaza. The siege rendered the 1.6 million Palestinians living there short of much needed medical, food and fuel supplies.
Karem Abu Salem is the only terminal that the Israeli army uses to allow few humanitarian aid supplies into Gaza. The Israeli army announced that the terminal was closed due to homemade shells fired from Gaza this week.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday April 09th 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.