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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday May 7th, 2013.
Israeli man attack a Palestinian taxi driver in Jerusalem and Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers in northern West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli Police spokesperson, Luba Samri, reported that an Israeli man stabbed a Palestinian taxi driver, south of Jerusalem, and added that initial investigations indicate that the motive of the attack is a “dispute over the fare”.
Samri said that the assailant remains at large as he fled the scene after stabbing the driver. She added that the injured Taxi driver was moved to an Israeli hospital in the city suffering moderate injuries.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers, stationed at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, attacked several Palestinian youths and prevented them from entering the mosque.
Local sources reported that the army kidnapped one resident, identified as Jamail Al-Abbasy, and that a Palestinian woman was injured and was moved to a local hospital after being attacked by the soldiers.
Eyewitnesses reported that nearly 50 settlers, and members of the Likud Party of Benjamin Netanyahu, marched into the mosque, while the police attacked several worshipers while trying to push them away from the mosque area.
In other news, a group of extremist Israeli settlers burnt, late on Monday at night, twenty Dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands that belong to residents of Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of settlements file at the Palestinian Authority in the northern part of the West Bank, reported that the settlers burnt dozens of trees, and hurled stones at Palestinian cars south of Nablus.
Daghlas added that the settlers forced two Palestinians cars to stop, and attacked the passengers who ran away fearing for their lives. The settlers then destroyed the two cars and left the scene.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday May 7th 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.