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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday May 27th, 2014.
Palestinian physician dies due to Israeli tear gas in Jerusalem and Israeli settlers attack a school near Bethlehem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Tuesday an elderly Palestinian physician has died due to the effects of teargas inhalation. He was hurt and hospitalized several days ago. Local sources said that Dr. Samih Abu Oheish, 64, from Abu Dis Town southeast of occupied Jerusalem, was hospitalized in a critical condition after inhaling gas fired by Israeli soldiers invading the town on Sunday.
Dr. Samih held senior positions at the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Jericho Hospital Administration, and also ran a clinic and a pharmacy in Abu Dis.
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers invaded various communities in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, violently searched dozens of homes, kidnapped at least 14 Palestinians, and took them a various detention and interrogation centers.
Local sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, stated that the army invaded Beit Ummar town and the al-Fawwar refugee camp, kidnapping eight Palestinians.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and the Tulkarem refugee camp, and kidnapped two Palestinians. In addition, soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped three Palestinians.
Media sources said the Israeli invasions included various areas in the Nablus city, including its Old City and the Balata refugee camp, the central West Bank district of Tubas, Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem, and various Palestinian communities.
Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped a young man from his home in the al-Isawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem.
In other news, number of fanatic Israeli settlers surrounded on Tuesday a Palestinian school in the Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and attempted to invade it.
Residents said that several settlers gathered around the school, located on the main road of the town, and attempted to invade it, but the teachers and the headmaster of the school managed to stop their attack. Israeli soldiers were at the scene, but did not help in the attempt to remove the invading extremists.
The settlers left the area later on without being able to invade the school. No clashes or injuries were reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday May 27th, 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.