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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, November 24th, 2014.
Palestinian man shot and killed by Israeli troops in Gaza and an Israeli settler injures a Palestinian child in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian child was injured on Monday afternoon when an Israeli settler hit him with his car in East Jerusalem.
Khalil Al Kiswani, 14, was moved to hospital with broken leg after being hit by the settler’s car. Witnesses said that the boy was able to run way from the settler car path after he was hit the first time.
Staying in Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers stormed the homes of Ghassan Abu Jamal and his cousin Odai and took measurements in preparation for demolishing the two homes. Clashes erupted between invading troops and local youth. No injuries were reported.
Ghassan and Udayy were killed last Tuesday when they attacked a religious school for Israeli settlers in Jerusalem killing eight, including two soldiers. The Israeli police still refuses to hand over the bodies of Ghassan and Udayy to their families.
Elsewhere, groups of armed Israeli settlers attacked on Monday Palestinian cars at a number of roads near the northern west Bank city of Nablus. Damage was reported but no injuries.
Also near Nablus, Israeli soldiers invaded the town of Howara and searched homes then clashes with local youth. Troops imposed a curfew for few hours before leaving the town. Residents told local media that troops fired tear gas at residents homes causing damage.
In Gaza Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man was shot and killed by Israeli army fire, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Sunday. In addition, a Palestinian teen was shot and wounded by army fire in Rafah, southern Gaza.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli soldiers stationed on a military tower across the border fence, east of Jabalia, shot and killed Fadel Halawa, and targeted other Palestinians in the area. They said Halawa was hunting birds when the soldiers shot and killed him.
Halawa is the first Palestinian in Gaza to be killed by the Israeli army since the ceasefire agreement was reached three months ago, ending 50 days of Israeli sea, ground and aerial bombardment, which left more than 2100 Palestinians killed and over 12,000 other injured.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, November 24th, 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.