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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday January 21, 2014.
Israeli troops injuries a Palestinian teenager during clashes in the west Bank and settlers attack villagers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian teenager was injured on Tuesday afternoon during clashes between local youth and invading Israeli troops at Ayida refugee camp in the southern west Bank city of Bethlehem.
Local sources said that the boy was hit in the head and was moved to a nearby hospital for treatment where his condition was described as moderate. Many others were treated for the effect of tear gas that was fired by Israeli soldiers.
Earlier on Tuesday Israeli soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, broke into dozens of homes, searched them, and kidnapped several Palestinians.
Local sources in Bethlehem have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Fajjar and Al-Obeydiyya nearby town and kidnapped two civilians.
Troops also invaded the Rommana village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapping three Palestinians after searching their homes.
Later in the day Israeli forces and settlers, prevented two Palestinian farmers from Husan, west of Bethlehem, from accessing their farmland located in the middle of the illegal settlement of Bitar Illit, said a local official.
Member of Husan local council, Muhammad Shusha, said the two farmers wanted to plant olive seedlings in their land when soldiers and settlers prevented them from entering it.
Shusha said that Israeli forces first told the famers that they must get an army permit to enter their land but, then, told them they could enter but without the seedlings.
He added that soldiers attacked Mahmoud Ellayan, a photojournalist with al-Quds newspaper, when he tried to take pictures of the incident.
In related news Israeli settlers vandalized, on Tuesday, eight Palestinian-owned cars in the town of Qabalan, south of Nablus, according to a local activist.
Local sources reported that settlers attacked the outskirts of the town, smashing the windows of eight cars and slashing their tires. Settlers also sprayed racist graffiti on the walls of several Palestinian homes, the sources added.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday January 21, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website atwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.