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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 8th, 2014.
Israeli troops attack Palestinian worshipers in Jerusalem and try to kidnap a Palestinian law maker from the West Bank. These storied, and more, coming stay tuned.
In Jerusalem on Wednesday, Palestinian medical sources have reported that dozens of residents have been wounded when Israeli soldiers and settlers invaded the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and attacked dozens of worshipers.
The sources said that the soldiers threw gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets at the Palestinians in the yards of the mosque and even into the interior of the al-Qibli mosque.
The attack took place after dozens of Israelis tried to invade the mosque while marking the Sukkot feast.
Elsewhere, several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded on Wednesday, at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, in an attempt to kidnap an elderly Palestinian legislator, clashing with dozens of local youth and causing scores of injuries.
Eyewitnesses said the soldiers invaded the city through the ‘Aseera road, heading towards the al-‘Ein refugee camp, before breaking into the home of legislator Ahmad al-Hajj ‘Ali, 75 years of age, in an attempt to kidnap him. He was not at home.
Later troops clashed with local youth. Many residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In other news, several Israeli military jeeps invaded the Wadi an-Nees area, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Soldiers handed nine families military orders to demolish their under-construction homes, under the pretext of being built without construction permits.
Head of the Wadi an-Nees village council Yousef Abu Hammad said dozens of soldiers invaded the village, and handed the warrants to the families, informing them that they have 45 days to file official appeals with the Israeli Supreme Court.
Abu Hammad added that similar orders were handed to the families from the village last week. Israeli largely denies construction permits to Palestinian families in their own lands, in Area C (approximately 61% of the West Bank) under full Israeli military and security control.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October 7th, 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.