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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Wednesday August 28th, 2013.

Troops injure a Palestinian worker and kidnap eight civilian during attacks targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian worker was shot and injured by Israeli troops’ gunfire near the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday.

Witness said that Israeli soldiers attacked on Wednesday morning a group of Palestinian workers trying to get to their work in Israel.

Troops opened fire at the workers injuring Isma’el Al Mahareek, 19 years old, in his foot. Mahareek was moved to Hebron city hospital for treatment, local sources reported.

Later in the day Israeli settlers tried on Wednesday to invade the Al Aqsa mosque in Occupied East Jerusalem. Local sources said that the settlers gathered at the entrance of the holly place but did not enter inside.

Earlier on Tuesday night Israeli soldiers kidnapped eight Palestinians, including five children in Al-Eesawiyya village, and in Bab Al’Amoud, in occupied East Jerusalem.

Local sources said that the soldiers kidnapped three residents during clashes that lasted for two hours. One of the kidnapped has been identified as Ahmad Daoud Obeid.

The sources added that the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades, and that several residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped five Palestinian children [14-16 years old] in Bab Al-‘Amoud area, in the center of occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation facility in the city.

The army claimed that the five hurled stones at settlers’ vehicles in the area but did not reveal any further details.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday August 28, 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.

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