Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 115th, 2014.
Israeli soldiers attack worshipers in Jerusalem and settlers destroy water wells in the Jordan valley. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers and police officers kidnapped, on Wednesday evening, at least seventeen Palestinians near the al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, while many residents have been injured, in renewed clashes.
Local sources said the army denied the Palestinians access to the al-Aqsa Mosque, for the second time this week, in order to allow dozens of Israeli fanatics to storm the compound.
lashes continued late on Wednesday in al-Eesawiyya town, Jabal al-Mokabber, and various alleys and neighborhoods in occupied East Jerusalem, while at least seven Palestinians were injured in al-Eesawiyya, when the soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs, and stun grenades.
The Police also kidnapped four children in allegedly after they threw stones at Israeli military vehicles. Furthermore, a young Palestinian woman and her brother were injured by army fire in the African neighborhood, next to the Council gate, one of the gates of the al-Aqsa Mosque.
More clashes also took place in at-Tour neighborhood, in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, after the army invaded it for the second time in less than 24 hours.
Earlier on Wednesday dozens of Israeli settlers damaged Palestinian-owned water wells in the Khirbet Samra area of the Jordan Valley.
Dozens of Israeli settlers who gathered to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot damaged more than seven wells in the al-Malah area of Khirbet Samra, local sources reported.
The covers of the wells were damaged, and parts of some of the wells were ‘destroyed,’ according to local sources, asserting that the settlers’ actions were meant to pressure Palestinian residents to leave the area.
The Jordan Valley is within the 61 percent of the occupied West Bank under full Israeli military control known as ‘Area C”.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October 15th, 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.