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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, September 24th, 2014.
Israeli troops attack worshipers in Jerusalem old city and kidnapped civilians from West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that dozens of worshipers suffered the effects of teargas inhalation in the yards of the al-Aqsa mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, after dozens of soldiers invaded the area.
The sources said that soldiers invaded the mosque yards through the al-Magharba Gate, and attacked many worshipers attempting to stop Israeli fanatics who have been trying to invade it, the Palestinian TV said.
It added that the soldiers imposed a tight siege around the mosque, especially the al-Qibli mosque of al-Aqsa, and prevented dozens of worshipers from entering the entire vicinity of al-Aqsa mosque.
Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers imposed a strict siege on the mosque since early dawn hours, preventing all women and younger men from entering it.
Dozens of Palestinians had to perform dawn prayers in streets and alleys close to the mosque and the Old City of Jerusalem.
Also in Jerusalem the Israeli police announced on Wednesday that they detained a 13 year old Palestinian boy. The police accused the child of hurling stones at settlers cars near Jerusalem’s old city.
Moreover the Israeli police in Jerusalem announced that since the start of September officers have detained 64 Palestinians, 53 of them are children.
Elsewhere, eight Palestinians, including two minors, were kidnapped by Israel forces on Wednesday at dawn from different part of the West Bank, according to local sources.
Invasions and home searches were reported in the citied on Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem and Hebron, the sources added.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, September 24th, 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.