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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday August 27th, 2014.
Israeli soldiers attack West Bank communities injuring three youth and in Gaza the death toll due to the Israeli 50 days long war have reached 2145. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Three Palestinian civilians were injured on Wednesday evening when Israeli soldiers attacked residents of Beit Umar village near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
According to local sources, troops and Israeli settlers attacked villagers near the Karmi Nisour illegal settlement built on lands taken from local farmers. Local youth responded by hurling stones. The clashes lasted for few hours, the sources added.
Medical sources announced that three youth were taken to hospital after being hit with rubber-coated steel bullets fired by Israeli soldiers.
Also near Hebron city of Wednesday, an Israeli settler opened fire at a Palestinian car near the village of Yatta. The driver escaped to the village along with his family unharmed, local sources reported.
Clashes were also reported on Wednesday morning when soldiers invaded Husan town, near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, and clashed with dozens of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them.
Earlier on Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped at least five Palestinians, including two children, in a number of invasions into homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Moreover Israeli police officers and soldiers invaded, on Wednesday, at dawn, various Palestinian neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, searched and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped eight Palestinians.
In the Gaza Strip, The Palestinian Ministry of Health issued a report stating that Israeli missiles and shells, fired against the Palestinian population of Gaza since July 8, led to the death of 2145 Palestinians, including 578 children, 263 women, and 102 elderly.
According to the report around 11100, including 3374 children, 2088 women and 410 elderly, have been injured.
The Ministry said that the army targeted entire families in the coastal region, killing members of 100 families in Gaza, wiping out entire families. It added that Israeli missiles and shells have killed 23 medical workers, while 83 others have been injured.
Moreover around 500.000 Palestinians had to leave their homes, mostly because they were bombarded; many sought shelter in homes of relatives, in areas of lesser bombardment in the Gaza Strip, and more than 200.000 of them sought shelter in UNRWA and governmental schools.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday August 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.