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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, September 4th, 2014.
Palestinian woman from Gaza dies of wounds, and in the West Bank new settlers homes announced in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Egyptian medical sources have reported, Thursday, that an elderly Palestinian woman died at the Nasser Medical Center, in Cairo, of serious injuries suffered on August 29, during the Israeli war on the coastal region.
The sources said ‘Etaf ‘Ajrour, suffered life-threatening injuries when the army bombarded homes and streets in the Nafaq area of Sheikh Radwan, Gaza City. On Wednesday, a Palestinian man died of wounds suffered last month after the army fired missiles into the Nusseirat area in Gaza.
In the West Bank, Israeli forces, on Thursday, closed agricultural roads in Idhna and confiscated water pipes from al-Baq‘a, located respectively to the west and east of Hebron, according to municipal sources and witnesses.
In related news Israeli forces destroyed on Thursday the contents of a Palestinian home in an-Nassariya village near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to a local witness.
Also in Nablus, hundreds of settlers stormed ‘Joseph’s Tomb’, in order to perform Talmudic rites. Several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes at the tomb, where Israeli forces fired concussion bombs and tear gas canisters at Palestinians.
Earlier on Thursday morning dozens of Israeli settlers, protected by special Israeli forces and soldiers, stormed the compound of al-Aqsa Mosque. Over 20 Israeli settlers entered the compound through al-Magharba gate and tried to perform Talmudic rituals.
Moreover in Jerusalem, The Israeli Municipality announced, in a Thursday press release, that they plan to build 2,200 new constructions in East Jerusalem.
According to the Israeli municipality his project is intended to consolidate Israeli authority in East Jerusalem and maintain its unity.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, September 4th, 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.