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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, November 20th, 2014.
Dozens injured in ongoing clashes in Jerusalem, and troops demolishes homes in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.
During ongoing clashes in Jerusalem, medical sources have reported that at least twelve Palestinians have been injured by Israeli army fire in occupied East Jerusalem.
One of injured suffered a serious head injury, while more than 35 suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. Soldiers also attacked a blind woman, a cancer patient, and kidnapped several Palestinians.
Dr. Amin Abu Ghazala, in charge of the Emergency Unit of the Red Crescent in Jerusalem, said at least twelve Palestinians have been shot by rubber-coated metal bullets; four of them have been hospitalized after suffering injuries to their face and heads.
Abu Ghazala added that at least 35 Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, and received treatment by local medics. Clashes were reported in Sur Baher town, at-Tour town and Silwan town in Jerusalem.
Moreover, a three month old infant suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Leqia village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and fired gas bombs at a number of homes.
Meanwhile, three more civilians were injured Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the Askar refugee camp, east of the northern West bank city of Nablus, and clashed with local youths.
Elsewhere, Israeli bulldozers demolished, on Thursday, a number of mobile homes to the east of At-Tayba village, east of Ramallah. Near Hebron, forces seized a tractor and four water tanks, while residents of ‘Ein ad-Duyuk at-Tahta, to the northwest of Jericho, were served with over 70 notices to halt construction.
In other news, a number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, Thursday, the village of Qusra, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and attacked property before local villagers chased them, and briefly detained two.
The settlers came from Yesh Kodesh illegal settlement, south of the village. Local youths surrounded the invading settlers, and held two of them for more than 30 minutes, before the Palestinian District Coordination office intervened, and handed them to the Israeli side.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, November 20th, 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.