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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday February 12, 2014.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and injured four civilians among them an elderly woman. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Three Palestinian teenagers were injured on Wednesday by Israeli army gunfire in the village of Muthalath, near the northern west Bank city of Jenin.
Local sources reported that soldiers invaded the village and searched a number of homes then clashed with local youth.
Troops fired live rounds and tear gas at the angry residents inuring the three teens. Madical sources announced that the three injured sustained moderate wounds; meanwhile many other residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Also on Wednesday, an elderly Palestinian woman was injured when Israeli soldiers invaded a Palestinian home in the neighborhood of al-Bustan, in Silwan town, occupied Jerusalem, kidnapped the woman’s son and her grandson.
Local sources have reported that soldiers and Israeli Internal Security officers violently broke into the home of Edrees ash-Shalloudy, 43, and kidnapped him before assaulting and kidnapping his son, Abdul-Rahman, 20.
The sources added that the soldiers attacked family members and slammed the door on the hand of ash-Shalloudy’s mother, causing a severe injury which required hospitalization.
Elsewhere, Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished tents set up by Palestinian residents in the Jordan Valley after their village was completely destroyed by Israel in January, according to an Israeli rights group.
According to the Israeli human rights group, B’Tselem , a Civil Administration bulldozer arrived, once more, at Khirbet Ein Karzaliyah in the central Jordan Valley, this morning.
Bulldozers began demolishing the tents put up by the residents since the latest demolition in January.
A soldier escort to the bulldozer slashed the tent fabric so that the tents could not be re-erected, B’Tselem added.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday February 12, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visitourwebsiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.