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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, January 14th, 2015.
Israeli settlers attack Palestinian cars in Jerusalem and soldiers invade West Bank communities. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Extremist Jewish settlers vandalized, on Wednesday morning, punctured the tires of vehicles parked outside the homes of their Palestinian owners, in the Jerusalem district village of Beit Safafa, witnesses told local news.
Residents of al-Izzah Street, preparing to go to work, were surprised to find that 11 vehicles were demobilized and sprayed with hate graffiti in the Hebrew language.
In other news dozens of Israeli military vehicles and jeeps invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and conducted a large-scale invasion into dozens of homes before kidnapping 18 Palestinians. Five Palestinians, including a young woman, have been injured.
Eyewitnesses said several military trucks, and armored vehicles, carrying hundreds of soldiers, Border Guard Police officers, and undercover forces, invaded the town before the soldiers broke into dozens of homes and violently searched them, causing excessive property damage, and kidnapped the eighteen Palestinians.
The soldiers also deliberately smashed windows of several Palestinian cars during the invasion, and clashed with local youths who threw stones and Molotov cocktails at the invading military vehicles.
The soldiers fired gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets and rounds of live ammunition; medical sources said five Palestinians, including a young woman, have been shot by rubber-coated metal bullets and received treatment by local medics.
And thatâ€™s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Todayâ€™s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.