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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday May 14th, 2014.
Israeli soldiers destroy Palestinian property in Jerusalem and kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian child in Silwan, and a young man in a yard of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Local sources said that soldiers kidnapped Musallam Mousa Odah, 14, after breaking into his family’s home, in the al-Bustan neighborhood in Silwan. Meanwhile soldiers invaded the yards of the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, attacked a number of Palestinian worshipers, and kidnapped a young man.
Staying in Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers invaded the neighborhoods of Beit Hanina, Shu’fat and Ras al-‘Amoud, and demolished three Palestinian structures, allegedly for being constructed without permits.
Statistics of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, state that at least 27.000 homes and structures have been demolished by Israel since it occupied the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, since 1967.
While Tel Aviv continues to approve thousands of units for Jewish settlers in occupied Jerusalem, and the occupied West Bank, it rarely grants the Palestinians in and around Jerusalem permits to construct homes, or even to fix, modify and expand existing homes and property.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers invaded on Wednesday at dawn, various districts in the occupied West Bank and kidnapped at least eleven Palestinians.
Later on Wednesday, clashes took place between Israeli soldiers and settlers as the army arrived at the Ma’aleh Rehavam illegal outpost, one of three outposts Israel intends to evict. The army wanted to demolish seven illegal structures, including three homes.
Israeli sources said the army was attempting to implement a ruling by the Israeli High Court against 28 structures and buildings, in the illegitimate outposts built on private Palestinian lands near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday May 14th, 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.