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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday February 19, 2014.
Settlers’ attacks leave a Palestinian child and an old man injured meanwhile settlers also uproot olive trees owned by local farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian child was injured on Wednesday after being rammed by an Israeli settler’s vehicle near the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron city, in the southern part of the West Bank.
Local sources said that, Ahmad Borqan, 7 years old, was struck by the settler’s car in al-Masharfa neighborhood, south of the mosque. He was moved to the Hebron Governmental Hospital suffering a mild-to-moderate injury. The settler fled the scene.
Also on Wednesday, settlers attacked a Palestinian man in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, causing various cuts and bruises.
Local sources said that the settlers assaulted Mohammad Raja al-Zeben, 50, while working in his land close to the Yitzhar illegal settlement.
In another attack Israeli settlers invaded al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, demolishing a historic Palestinian barn. The settlers demolished the barn, located in Ein al-Qassis area, west of al-Khader.
The barn is more than 100 years old, and belongs to resident Riyadh Daoud Salah.
It is located close to both the Daniel illegitimate settlement andthe Boaz illegal settlement outpost.
Villagers from Al Khader said that Palestinian lands and property close to Israel’s illegal settlements are subject to ongoing attacks by settlers.
In Jerusalem a number of Israeli settlers punctured the tires of more than 30 Palestinian cars, and wrote racist graffiti on a number of walls in Shurfat village.
Local sources said that, as the families left their homes in the morning, they found the punctured tires in addition to racist graffiti on the walls of several homes in the area.
The graffiti included “Death to Arabs” and “Arab thieves”, among other slurs against the Arabs and Palestinians. The area is surrounded by various illegitimate Israeli settlements built on Palestinian lands in direct violation of International Law.
Also in central West Bank, a number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded Palestinian olive orchards, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, uprooting more than 700 saplings. The settlers invaded the al-Zahrat area, close to the Tormos Ayya town north of Ramallah, uprooted saplings and stole them, local sources reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday February 19, 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.