Audio Link After Text
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, December 18th, 2014.
Israeli radicals attack a Palestinian bus driver and troops invade West Bank communities and injure a number of civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian bus driver was injured on Thursday evening when he was attacked by a group of Israeli radical right wingers in occupied Jerusalem.
Anwar Al Tawwiel, 32 years old, was attacked by right radicals as he was talking in Arabic to some people using the bus. He works for the Israeli Eged bus company.
Al Tawwiel was moved to an Israeli hospital after the attacks where doctors described his injuries as moderate. Last week a group of Israeli radicals attack a Palestinian bus driver for Eged and left him wounded.
Elsewhere, a number of residents were injured and many others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation when soldiers invaded Beit Ummer town near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
According to residents the local youth clashes with Israeli soldiers close to the illegal Israeli settlement of Karmeh Nusour. Soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at local youth and nearby homes.
As a result two youth were hit by rubber-coated steel bullets and many others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, local sources reported.
Also near Hebron, Israeli soldiers invaded the village of Tabaka and fired tear gas into residents’ homes then searched some of them.
Residents said that many civilians were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation. The Israeli army gave no reason for the attack.
In northern West Bank, one youth was injured and many others were treated for the efects of tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops invaded the village of Al Araqa.
Later troops searched a number of homes then
kidnapped a young man and left, witness told local media.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, December 18th, 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.