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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.

Israeli army bomb injuries a Palestinian teenager in the Jordan valley and settlers try to kidnap a boy from East Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian minor was injured, Wednesday, after an explosive device left behind by the Israeli army went off in Ein al-Hilwa area of the Jordan Valley, according to a local sources.

15-year-old Ali Ilyan sustained injuries from the shrapnel of a remnant Israeli bomb, he was transferred to hospital for treatment.

According to local sources, the Israeli army holds periodic military exercises in the Jordan Valley involving the use of warplanes and live ammunition, which cause a high risk on the local families living there.

Elsewhere, An Israeli settler, Wednesday morning, assaulted a Palestinian teenager from the al-Thuri neighborhood, near Silwan, occupied East Jerusalem, while the boy was walking to school.

Jamil Gheith told Ma’an News Agency that the settler attempted to kidnap his 14-year-old son Ibrahim, but managed to flee the scene.

Mr. Gheith explained that a group of settlers from one of the illegal outposts in al-Thuri stopped their car while one stepped out and brutally attacked Ibrahim. The settler then tried to drag the boy forcibly into the car, but the boy started to scream for help and managed to run away.
Locals called Israeli police who arrived and, instead of looking for the attacker, they began assaulting Palestinian residents who were at the site, including family members of the boy.

The victim was then taken to West Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek medical center, for treatment, while his father filed a complaint at an Israeli police station.

In other news, Two Israeli Soldiers have been killed, following an exchange of fire between the Shuhada Al-Qneitra Hezbollah group, in Syria, and Israeli forces in Shebaa village, on the southern Lebanon borders (occupied Golan Heights).

A Spanish United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) soldier was killed in South Lebanon during an Israeli attack in the same region, earlier on Wednesday.

In Gaza, Israeli troops stationed across the borders with the Gaza Strip opened fire, Wednesday morning, at Palestinian fields east of Khan Younis. Local sources said that Israeli soldiers fired machine guns at agricultural lands in the outskirts of al-Fukhkhari village. No injuries or casualties were reported.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, January 28th, 2015, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

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