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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday March 19, 2014.
Israeli troops kill a Palestinian teenager in Hebron and destroy a home in East Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Yousif Abu Aker, 15, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers close to the annexation wall near Al Ramadieen village in Hebron district southern West Bank.
The Israeli army said that Abu Aker was trying to jump the wall to get inside Israel when he was shot.
According to local sources Yousif Abu Aker was picking plants close to the wall when soldiers opened fire at him. Medical sources said that he was killed instantly.
Abu Aker comes from the village of Dier Al Assal, in southern Hebron hells.
Elsewhere, Israeli army bulldozers demolished on Wednesday a Caravan that was being used by a Palestinian family to live in at the town of Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem.
Mohamed Samara was forced to live in the caravan after Israeli troops destroyed his home back in 2012. Today Mohamed and his family have become homeless, local sources reported.
Staying in Jerusalem, the Israeli state announced on Wednesday that it intends to build 186 new homes for settlers in East Jerusalem illegal settlements.
According to news sources the State have already approved 40 homes in Bisgat Zaive and 146 homes in the settlements of Harhoma loclated between Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Dozens of Israeli settlers, accompanied by soldiers, stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound through Bab al-Maghrabeh Gate, on Wednesday.
The raids carried out by settlers to perform their religious rituals or to conduct tours in the compound have escalated, in the past few weeks, hampering Palestinian worshipers’ access into the mosque.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday March 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.