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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, December 01st 2014.
A Palestinian woman injured by army fire and troops demolish a home in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli sources have reported, Monday, that a young Palestinian woman was shot and seriously wounded, at the Etzion settlement junction, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, allegedly after she stabbed a female Israeli settler, causing a mild injury.
The young Palestinian woman has been identified as Amal Fakhri Taqatqa, 22 years of age, from Beit Fajjar town, near Bethlehem. Taqatqa is a former political prisoner.
The Palestinian woman was shot by at least four live rounds to different parts of her body, and was moved to the Hadassah Israeli Hospital, in occupied Jerusalem, suffering life-threatening wounds. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers prevented Palestinian ambulances and medics from entering the area.
Israeli sources said the settler, 19 years of age, suffered a mild injury, and received treatment by Israeli medics at the scene, as her condition did not require hospitalization.
Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped six Palestinians, including three in occupied East Jerusalem.
In other news, Israeli soldiers demolished, on Monday morning, a Palestinian home in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers declared the town a closed military zone.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan has reported that home, 200 square/meters, was still under construction, and that the owner, Ishaq Mustafa Hamdan, started building it after Israel first demolished his property two years ago.
The center said Hamdan lived in his home along with his eight family members, adding that Israel continued to impose high fines. Hamdan is currently imprisoned by Israel since his arrest more than two months ago, as he could not pay the high fines imposed on him.
The Jerusalem City Council claims the property was built in a “Green Area,’ where constructions are not allowed although he owns the land where his home stood. The Israeli invasion, and the destruction of the home, led to clashes between the soldiers and dozens of local youths.
The army also attacked many Palestinians who gathered near the home before the army demolished it, and the soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets at them, wounding a young man in his abdomen.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, December 1st, 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.