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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday April 11, 2013.
Israeli soldiers injure and kidnap a former Political prisoner and settlers uproot trees owned by local farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shoot and injured then kidnapped former political prisoner, Mo’taz Obeido, 32, from Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Obeido suffered a disability after being shot by the army in November of 2011.
His father said that a large military force surrounded his son’s store in Wad Al-Harya area, in Hebron, and kidnapped him after forcing him to remove his clothes.
The Israeli army said that Obeido resisted the soldiers that why one of them shot him in his leg. The Palestinian Political Prisoners Society denied the army claim and demanded Obeido be released immediately and that an international investigation should be conducted in the shooting incident of today.
in other news for the third day clashes continued on Thursday between Palestinian youth and invading Israeli soldiers in Aida refugee camp in the southern west Bank city of Bethlehem.
Clashes were also reported today between invading Israeli soldiers and youth at the village of al Khaider near Bethlehem city. At both locations soldiers used tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets to attack the unarmed youth. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
During their attack on Aida refugee camp on Tuesday and Wednesday Israeli soldiers shoot and critically injured a journalist and a civilian.
Also in southern West Bank on Thursday, Israeli soldiers started to uproot trees from a forest located near the village of Fordiess. Villagers say the army is planning to make way for more construction at the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Taqoua.
Moreover Israeli settlers also on Tuesday uprooted around 100 olive trees owned by local farmers from the village of Beit Omer, near Hebron city, southern West Bank. villagers told local news that armed settlers stormed the area and cut off the trees then threatened the lands owners if the famers come back they will kill them.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday April 11th 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.