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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday January 1st, 2014.

Israeli army and settlers attacks leave two teenagers injured, and soldiers kidnap 15 civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian minor was shot and injured by Israeli forces, Wednesday, in Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem.

According to security sources, live bullets were fired toward Palestinian minors in the camp, hitting a 14-year-old in the foot. He was transferred to a hospital, for treatment, where his condition was described as moderate.

Another Palestinian teenager was injured on Wednesday when Israeli settlers attacked him and beat him up at the village of Yabed near the northern west Bank city of Jenin.

Residents said that Israeli settlers from the illegal settlement of Halmish attacked the boy as he was herding his family sheep. The boy sustained moderate wounds.

In the nearby Jenin city, Israeli army forces invaded the down town area and took control of a home and used it as military post for some time before leaving. Damage to the house was reported.

In related news, the Israeli army has demolished the tent village of Kanaan, on Wednesday, immediately after its construction; eight activists were arrested, according to a local activist.

Hassan Brijiyeh, coordinator of the National Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, told local media that activists set up a camp in the Jordan Valley, in response to the recent committee recommendation, by Israel, to annex the valley. He went on to say that Israeli forces attacked the activists, arresting eight.

Later on Wednesday evening, Israeli troops kidnapped 11 residents from the village of AL Tabaka near the southern west Bank city of Hebron.

According to witnesses soldiers invaded the village, searched homes and kidnapped 11 civilians among them four children. The army gave no reason for attacking the village.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday January, 1, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our web site Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.