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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Thursday July 25th, 2013.
A Palestinian civilian shot and injured by Israeli troops gun fire in Gaza, and troops shoot tear gas into residents homes in the west Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian young man was injured on Thursday morning when Israeli soldiers stationed at the northern borders of the Gaza strip opened fire at him.
Local sources reported that the Palestinian young man was working at the town of Beit Hanoun near the borders with Israeli when soldiers opened fire at him and injured him.
Medical sources said that he sustained bullet wounds in his legs and was moved to a local hospital for treatment where doctors descried his injures as moderate.
In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers invaded the town of Al Aroub located near the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday.
Troops searched and ransacked homes then fired tear gas into residents homes, many residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, local sources reported.
Later Israeli soldiers erected military checkpoints around Al Aroub and searched cars going in or out of the town. Soldiers gave no reason for today’s attack.
In other news The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights (ISFHR) reported that dozens of families of Palestinian detainees held by the Israeli army at the Nafha prison have been denied family visits after a young Palestinian woman refused to be strip searched by the soldiers.
The Human Rights group said that the soldiers ordered the young woman to remove her clothes to be strip searched, but she refused. One of her relatives tried to defend her but the soldiers violently attacked and beat him.
Witnesses said that that the soldiers demanded dozens of women, mothers, wives and sisters of the detainees to be strip-searched, but they refused and were forced back home.
A total of three buses loaded with families of detainees in Nafha have been forced to return home without visiting their loved ones, local sources said.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday July 25, 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.