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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday January 06, 2014.
Israeli troops injure an entire Palestinian family during invasions targeting West Bank villages and settlers attack a local school. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One man was injured as his entire family was treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation fired by Israeli soldiers invading the town of Beit Omer near the southern West Bank of Hebron on Monday.
Local sources said that Mohamed Adiem, 55, was hit by a tear gas bomb In the head and his family members suffered effects of tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops invaded Beit Omer and started to shoot tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at residents homes.
Troops stormed the village and clashes with local youth without any reason, local sources added. Soldiers also fired gunshots at resident’s water tanks and damaged some of them.
Earlier on Monday morning, a number of Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian school and a water tank in Orif village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Local residents chased the settlers out of their village and clashed with Israeli soldiers, who invaded the village and attacked the residents.
On Monday at dawn, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Kufur Ni’ma village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped a Palestinian journalist.
Local sources have reported that the soldiers violently broke into the house of Mohammad Omar Ad-Deek, 24, searched the property, causing excessive damage, and kidnapped him.
The Cultural and Central Media Committee of the Popular Struggle Front, said that the abduction of Ad-Deek, is another assault against the Palestinian journalist and Freedom of Speech.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday January 06, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.