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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday February 13, 2014.
Two Palestinians were killed in Gaza and the West Bank meanwhile Israeli soldiers attack school children in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man was killed, another injured on Thursday, due to an Israeli army shelling targeting Gaza city. Local sources reported that Israeli tank station near the borders of Gaza bombarded Al Shojayia area in Gaza city killing Ibraheem Mansour, 26.
Elsewhere, a Palestinian man was gunned down in the village of Beit Fourik, in northern West Bank by unknown gunmen on Thursday evening.
Raslan Halabi, 25, was visiting Beit Fourik when he was shoot by masked men who fled the scene before the police arrived.
The Palestinian police announced that they opened an instiagation into the incident and vowed to bring the attacker to justice. Its not clear wither the attack was political or criminally motivated.
Earlier on Thursday Israeli soldiers attacked and fired gas bombs at dozens of schoolchildren in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, leading to dozens of injuries.
Local sources said that the soldiers invaded Schools Street, in the Ras al-Amoud neighborhood, in Silwan, and attacked children who were walking to school. Medical sources said dozens of children suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics.
The army also detained several students and searched them, leading to clashes. There are four elementary and secondary schools located in the Schools Street in the town.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian districts in the occupied West Bank, on Thursday at dawn and kidnapped twelve Palestinians after searching their homes.
The Israeli military claimed that the twelve Palestinians “are wanted for security violations”, and were moved to several interrogation facilities. Invasions and kidnappings were reported in the cities of Ramallah, central West Bank, Nablus in the north in addition to Bethlehem and Hebron in southern west Bank.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday February 13, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates pleasevisitourwebsiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.