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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians protesters at a number of West Bank communities leaving at least 30 civilians injured. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers attacked on Wednesday a nonviolent protest held by students in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, leading to several injuries.
The students marched against the ongoing Israeli violations, and the serious escalation carried out by Israeli extremists trying to attack the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the residents and their property in occupied East Jerusalem, the sources said.
The army used excessive force against the protesters, and fired dozens of gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated metal bullets. Medical sources said that several Palestinians received treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.
Later on Wednesday midday dozens of undercover soldiers of the Israeli army, followed by soldiers and police officers, invaded the yards of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and surrounded hundreds of worshipers.
Palestinian sources reported that the worshipers rushed towards the Al-Qebly Mosque, and closed it gates after clashing with extremist Israelis who invaded it through the Al-Magharba Gate.
Witnesses said that dozens of police officers evicted the invading extremists through the Chain Gate, and invaded the mosque yards leading to clashes with local worshipers.
Earlier on Tuesday night at least 25 Palestinians have been injured during renewed clashes that took place in Bab Az-Zawiya and Shallala Street, in the center of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades leading to more than 25 injuries.
They added that Palestinian security officers in the city tried to prevent dozens of residents from reaching the clashes area, but the residents pushed through. Furthermore, several soldiers occupied rooftops of high buildings in the city, used them as monitoring towers, and fired rounds of live ammunition at the protesters.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, September 25, 2013 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 George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.