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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday February 5, 2014.
Israeli soldiers invade Wet Bank communities, clashes with local residents and leave one injured. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One resident was injured on Wednesday when Israeli military vehicles invaded al-Far’a refugee camp, in the Tubas district, northern West Bank.
Soldiers broke into and searched several homes, detained five Palestinians and kidnapped one of them. Dozens of local youth hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading soldiers, who fired rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Medical sources said that resident Saed Mohammad al-Ghoul, in his twenties, was shot in the chest, and was moved to the Jenin Governmental Hospital suffering a moderate injury. Furthermore, the soldiers threw a firebomb at a home causing a fire that consumed the furniture and property.
Elsewhere on Wednesday the Israeli army demolished a Palestinian owned home, and partially demolished another at the town of Sur Baher, south of occupied East Jerusalem.
The army alleged that the two homes were built without construction permits from the city council. Residents said that the soldiers did not show any destruction order setting a date for demolishing the property, and refused to allow the families to remove their furniture and belongings.
Since Israel occupied East Jerusalem its municipality do not give Palestinian residents permissions to construct new homes or renovate old ones meanwhile it continue to build illegal settlements for Jewish settlers in and around the city.
In other news a number of Israeli settlers invaded Ein Sara and Ras al-Jouza neighborhoods, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses said that dozens of soldiers and settlers invaded the two neighborhoods, and provoked several Palestinians, while carrying maps and pictures of the area.
Local sources announced that the settlers took pictures of homes, streets and property in the two areas, and even photographed water springs and lands belonging to the Palestinians. Meanwhile Israeli soldiers restricted the movement of the local residents, and alleged that the settlers are searching for two water springs.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday February 5, 2014 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.