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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday April 9th, 2014.
Israeli troops attack West Bank University and tanks open fire at residents’ homes in the Gaza Strip. These Stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli forces razed Palestinian-owned land in Abu al-Zuluf area to the west of Hebron city in southern West Bank on Wednesday morning.
Troops backed with bulldozers and heavy machinery, razed land belonging to residents of Tarqumiyah, a town located to the northwest of Hebron.
The land is located between Adora, an illegal Israeli settlement built on Palestinian-owned land belonging to residents of Tarqumiyah.
Staying in southern West Bank, Israeli settlers, from the Efrat settlement, south of Bethlehem, flooded Palestinian farmlands in the nearby al-Khader town with sewage water.
Local source said that the settlers pumped sewage into eight dunams of Palestinian agricultural lands. The attacked lands are close to the Efrat settlement, built on illegally annexed Palestinian lands.
Early Wednesday Israeli forces fired tear gas at a university campus in the central West Bank city of Salfit. Officials at the Salfit branch of al-Quds Open University announced that Israeli soldiers raided the campus and showered students with tear gas. Many students were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In the Gaza strip on Wednesday, Israeli forces, opened fire on a residential area adjacent to the borders near Khan Yunes, according to media sources.
Local sources said that soldiers opened live fire towards homes in an area to the east of Khan Yunes. No injuries were reported among local residents.
Meanwhile, Israeli army vehicles, tanks and bulldozers continued their daily raids and razing of private-owned agricultural areas near the borders, amid sporadic gunfire and flying reconnaissance aircrafts over the southern parts of the Gaza Strip.
Also in Gaza, Israeli naval forces in the early morning hours opened a hail of gunfire towards Palestinian fishermen’s boats off Khan Yunes and Rafah, forcing them to head to shore. No injuries were reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday April 9th, 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.