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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday February 24, 2014.

Israeli troops attack West Bank village injuring a civilian; meanwhile homemade shells fired from Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian civilian was shot and injured by Israeli troops gunfire, during clashes which erupted between invading troops and villagers of Taquo, east of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Khalaf Abu Mefarreh, 31, was shot in the foot with a live bullet during clashes which erupted in the vicinity of the local school.

Medical sources announced that Mefarreh was given first aid at the scene and later transferred to hospital for treatment where his condition was described as stable.

Elsewhere, Israeli forces and civil administration officers issued demolition and eviction orders to 40 Palestinian families in East Jerusalem.

local sources said that the civil administration officers delivered the orders to families in the Jabal al-Baba neighborhood of al-Ezariya.

The families, who mainly live in steel structures and tents, must leave their homes by March 3. Around 300 Palestinian Bedouins from Jahalin live in 22 homes made of steel, wood and tin boards, as well as tents.

Israel has been trying to displace the community of Jabal al-Baba to expand the nearby settlement of Maale Adumim since the 1990s.

In the 1950s, the al-Jahalin community was forcibly displaced from its ancestral home in the Negev desert and resettled east of Jerusalem.

Last week, Israeli forces bulldozed five steel structures belonging to the Bedouin al-Jahalin community in al-Eizariya, leaving 55 people homeless.

in other news, Israeli sources announced that at least two home-made shells were fired from Gaza Strip and landed in Ashkelon Regional Council just across the borders. No injuries or damages were reported.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday February 24, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit ourwebsiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

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