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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, November 12th, 2014.
Israeli troops injure two Palestinian civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities and settlers set a mosque on fire. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Wednesday Israeli soldiers invaded Betunia town, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, broke into a residential building, and injured one Palestinian.
Local sources said Ahmad Hassouna was shot by three rounds of live ammunition in his leg and abdomen, and was moved to a hospital suffering life-threatening wounds.
Soldiers also kidnapped one man in the same building, and took him to a nearby military center.
Also near Ramallah, a number of fanatic Israeli settlers infiltrated, on Wednesday at dawn, into the al-Mogheer village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, set its mosque on fire, and wrote racist graffiti.
Local worshipers went to the mosque for dawn prayers to find its ground floor in flames, and also found racist anti-Arab and anti-Islamic graffiti on its walls.
Meanwhile Israeli troops kidnapped three Palestinians, including two former political prisoners, in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday, and two others in Beit Surik town, northwest of Jerusalem.
Moreover, Israeli settlers, on Wednesday, broke into al-Aqsa Mosque from the Dung Gate, guarded by intensified private units of the Israeli police force.
Police stood at the gates of the mosque, blocking Muslim women of all ages from entering for worship services, while detaining the ID cards of the men.
Later on Wednesday midday, a number of Palestinians suffocated by teargas on Wednesday during confrontations with the Israeli army.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, November 12th, 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.