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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Monday July 15, 2013.
Israeli police attack anti settlements protesters as settlers attack and injure a Palestinian farmer. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
At midday on Monday Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian farmer from the village of Yatta, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Local sources said that a group of armed settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of Ya’er near Yatta attacked Omer Husheh as he was farming his land.
Husheh sustained moderate wounds and was moved to a local hospital for treatment, the sources added.
Also in Hebron, Israeli soldiers manning a military checkpoint Hebron’s old city detained two Palestinian children Monday morning.
Ahmad Abed Al Kader, 10, and Mohamed Abu Mayialeh, 7, were detained by the soldiers for several hours and were released later. The army gave no reason for detaining the two children.
Today in the Gaza Strip, Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded farmlands owned by Palestinian famers located east of Jabaliya districted in the northern part of the Gaza strip.
Tanks opened fire at random as bulldozers destroyed farmlands that are close to the borders. Damage but no injuries were reported.
In other news, Palestinian residents of the Negev organized protests against the Israeli so called Brafer plan. Israeli police attacked the protesters and kidnapped 20 of them, a number of injuries were also reported.
If the Brafer plan is implemented, 40, 000 Bedouins who live in 36 villages will lose their homes so Israel can replace those homes with settlements and military bases.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday July 15th, 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 Shamus Slaunwhite and me, Ghassan Bannoura.