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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday February 20, 2014.
The Israeli army injury one teenager during an invasion targeting West Bank village, meanwhile an Israeli settler injures a Palestinian youth. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Four Palestinian political detainees held by Israeli who are on hunger striker have reached serious deteriorated health conditions, the Palestinian Information Center has reported. The four hunger strikers were transferred from Ramla prison infirmary to Israeli hospitals.
The four hunger strikers have been on hunger strike for 38 days in a row, to protest their administrative detention.
In related news, the Israeli Prison Service has transferred Palestinian MP Yasser Mansour to al-Ramla Prison clinic, following deterioration in his health.
The Reform and Change parliamentary bloc held the Israeli occupation full responsibility should something happen to Mansour’s life. The bloc appealed to the international and Arab parliaments and human rights organizations to pressure Israel to release Mansour.
The Israeli court renewed Mansour’s administrative detention three times, he launched a hunger strike for days and stopped it after he received promises from his captives to end his solitary confinement. Mansour, was arrested by the Israeli army in November 2012, he suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.
In other news, an Israeli settler attacked with his car a Palestinian owned car and injured its owner at al-Za’tara village east of the northern west Bank city of Salfeet.
Local Palestinian sources said that the settler crashed a car belonging to Mosaab Balasma 21, , smashing its windshield. The youth sustained moderate injuries and was transferred to Yasser Arafat hospital for treatment, in Salfeet city.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers injured one youth, and kidnapped four other during an invasion targeting the village of Madama near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Thursday.
Villagers said that troops searched and ransacked homes in the village before taking the four youth away. During the search soldiers attacked a youth in his home and injured him. He was moved to Nablus city hospital for treatment after sustaining light wounds.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday February 20, 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.