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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday January 22, 2014.
A child and two civilians were injured by Israeli army fire; meanwhile troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap 10 civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian child suffered serious injuries on Wednesday after a bomb, dropped by Israeli soldiers during training, exploded in his hands, in the Jordan Valley.
Local sources said that the child, 12 years of age, found the bomb, and carried it not knowing what it is, and that the bomb detonated in his hands. The child was moved to a local hospital suffering life-threatening injuries.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday the town of Beit Forik, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and clashed with local youth, wounding two Palestinians.
The invasion came after Israeli settlers attacked homes and lands which belong to the villagers.
Local media sources reported that the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets and gas bombs, leading to two injuries. The two youth suffered mild-to-moderate injuries and were moved to a local hospital.
in the meantime Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of students have been injured in the Al-Quds University, in Abu Dis town, in occupied East Jerusalem, after dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded it.
The sources said that scores of students have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, while others were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets.
The clashes took place between dozens of students and soldiers after the army invaded the university campus to close a gap in the Annexation Wall in the area.
Earlier on Wednesday Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and searched homes, and kidnapped 10 civilians, three including children and a journalist.
Local sources reported invasions and kidnappings in East Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jenin and Nablus cities. The army gave no reason for kidnapping the civilians.
The invasions, arrests, and home searches are part of daily Israeli military violations against the Palestinian people, their homes and lands, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem, the sources added.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday January 22, 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.