Palestine Today 08 28 2014

August 29, 2014 1:12 AM IMEMC & Agencies Audio report, Palestine 0
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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, August 27th, 2014.

Israeli settler injury a Palestinian youth in the West Bank and soldiers demolish homes in East Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.

A Palestinian youth has been injured, Thursday, after an Israeli settler deliberately ran him over, in the north of Hebron, southern West Bank, according to local sources.

A Settler, who was driving a bus, ran over Montaser Harub, age 25, from the nearby village of Kharas, while he was at the entrance of Beit Ummar.

According to witnesses, they forced the driver to stop before an Israeli army patrol arrived and ordered the driver to leave, with no further inquiry into the assault.
Moreover Israeli settlers, on Thursday cut down around 30 Palestinian-owned trees in an area to the north of Beit Ummar town, according to a local media source.

Witness told local media that settlers from the illegal Israeli settlement of ‘Beit Ein, cut down around 30 olive, peach and vine trees belonging to local farmers.
According to local sources the settlers have been targeting that same land, and have cut down around 300 trees over the past five years.

Earlier on Thursday Israeli soldiers kidnapped fourteen Palestinians in various invasions targeting different communities in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources reported invasions and kidnappings in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Nablus.

In East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities, Thursday, demolished six homes, leaving 51 Palestinians homeless. According to local sources, this brings the year’s total of displaced West Bank and East Jerusalem peoples to 752 due to Israeli army home demolitions.

Israeli civil administration workers were reported to have raided Sheikh Anbar neighborhood, in Zuayyim village, without prior notice, upon which a number of structures were demolished with bulldozers, under the pretext of building without a permit.

Elsewhere, and for the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday August 28th, 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.

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