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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Tuesday August 20th, 2013.
Israeli troops kill a Palestinian civilian and kidnap three others during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources reported that Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and clashed with local youths killing one of them by rounds of live ammunition, and wounding five others.
The sources said that Majd Lahlouh, 22, has been killed after being shot by a live round to the heart, and added that five others have been injured also by live rounds, while dozens have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
Medics rushed Lahlouh to Dr. Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin, but he succumbed to his injuries. Soldiers withdrew from the camp later on leaving tensions high among the residents, especially since the military invaded Jenin several times during the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile Israeli troops invaded on Tuesday the southern west Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday morning. Troops searched and ransacked homes then kidnapped three men and took them to unknown location.
Later on Tuesday dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and partially demolished homes under the pretext that they were built without a construction permit.
local sources reported that dozens of soldiers, accompanied by personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded the area and attacked a number of homes.
Army bulldozers then demolished sections of a number of homes, and uprooted farmlands in the town
Ahmad Rweidy, Presidential Adviser of Jerusalem Affairs, denounced the latest Israeli violation against the Palestinians, and their property, especially in occupied East Jerusalem, adding that Israel refrains from granting construction permits to the Palestinians.
Rweidy stated that Israel is focusing on areas where it intends to build and expand settlements after removing the indigenous Palestinian population.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday August 20, 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.