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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday April 7th, 2014.
Palestinian worker injured by Israeli troops in the West Bank and in Gaza army tanks destroy farm lands. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Ashraf Abu al-Huda, 35, was shot and injured then kidnapped late on Sunday night by Israeli troops in the town of Huwarra, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Abu al-Huda was shot several times by Israeli border police after he allegedly hurled a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli military jeep, near the village of Huwarra.
But the man’s brother told local news that Abu al-Huda left his home on Sunday to go to work in Israel. Allam Abu al-Huda said his brother — who is married and a father of five children — regularly leaves for work in the evening in order to sneak through Israel’s separation wall.
Witnesses said Sunday that Israeli forces shot and critically injured a man in Huwarra. The soldiers then took the man away in a military ambulance, locals said. The area was declared a closed military zone.
In other news, Israeli forces demolished an industrial facility, as well as notified to demolish two others, in the villages of Barta’a and Dahr Al-Abed to the southwest of Jenin, according to local sources.
Also on Monday, Israeli forces demolished a shed belonging to a local resident in Shuweika, on the outskirts of Tulkarm in northern West Bank. the army claimed that the structure is close of the path of the separation wall.
Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli troops kidnapped right residents during invasions and home searches targeting West Bank communities. Kidnappings and homes searches were reported in East Jerusalem, Hebron, an Bethlehem.
Also near Hebron in southern West Bank Israeli settlers grazed their sheep on Palestinian-owned land to the east of Yatta,. The settlers came from the Israeli settlement of Susia, illegally built on Palestinian land and grazed their sheep on over five-dunum land planted with winter crops, causing damage to crops.
In Gaza, Israeli military vehicles, Monday, infiltrated Gaza borders to the east of Rafah and al-Maghazi camp, according to local sources. Tanks stationed at the military base of ‘Kesofim’, located to the east of Deir Al Balah, went nearly 200 meters into agricultural land amidst gunfire, razed land and set up earth mounds.
Meanwhile, Israeli military bulldozers and tanks, stationed at the military base of ‘Nahal Oz’, went several hundreds of meters into lands to the east of Gaza city and destroyed farm lands.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday April 7th, 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.