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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, September 30th, 2014.
Palestinian child injured by an explosive device left by the Israeli army and troops kidnap ten civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources in Bethlehem said that a child was seriously injured, on Tuesday evening, when an explosive device, dropped by the Israeli army during training, detonated near him as he was herding the family sheep.
The sources said Malek Abu Dayya, 12 years of age, was injured in the al-Manshiyya area in Teqoua’ town, southeast of Bethlehem. He was first moved to a local clinic before he was moved to a hospital in Bethlehem due to the severity of his injuries.
The area is frequently used by Palestinian shepherds for grazing, while the army largely uses it, as well as other areas in the West Bank, for military drills using explosives and live ammunition.
There have been dozens of similar incidents, many leading to fatalities, mainly in the Plains area of the Jordan Valley, where the many military bases are located, and the soldiers use the surrounding areas for training.
Many Bedouin communities have been repeatedly displaced for settlement activities, and for the army to build bases, and conduct live fire training.
Early Tuesday at Al Aqsa Mosque over 200 extremist Israeli settlers entered the compound in occupied East Jerusalem under protection of armed escort. Last Sunday, when the mosque was attacked and worshippers were denied access, soldiers threw teargas bombs and caused the injury of 15 worshippers.
On Tuesday, at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded different parts of the occupied West Bank, invaded and searched several homes, and kidnapped at least 10 Palestinians.
Local sources reported invasions in Hebron and Bethlehem cities in the southern part of the West Bank in addition to Nablus city in the north.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, September 30th, 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.