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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, February 12th, 2015.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities injuring civilians and in Jerusalem clash with local youth. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Thursday at dawn, that many residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Zabbouba town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
The sources said that local medics provided treatment to several residents, who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs into the streets, and at a number of homes.
Scores of local youths clashed with the invading soldiers, when several armored military vehicles invaded Zabbouba, after surrounding it.
On Wednesday evening, soldiers assaulted a young Palestinian man, in Silwan town south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped him.
The invasion led to clashes with local youth who threw stones, empty bottle and Molotov cocktails at them while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.
In other news, The Ahrar Center for Human Rights has reported that an ailing child detainee, held by Israel since his kidnapping on December 24, 2014, in occupied Jerusalem, is facing seriously deteriorating health conditions, including anemia.
Ahrar said that Khaled Husam Mahmoud Sheikh, 15 years of age, is from Beit ‘Anan town, in occupied Jerusalem, and that the army is accusing him of throwing stones at the soldiers, and burning tires.
His father told Ahrar that his son suffers from a number of health conditions, including anemia, as his current hemoglobin blood cell count is low, and added that the family was deeply concerned about their child, especially since Israel is not providing him with the urgently needed medical attention.
Ahrar stated that Khaled was walking near the Israeli Annexation Wall, close to his family home, on December 24 of last year, when he was kidnapped by the Israeli military.
Khaled is currently held at the ‘Ofer Israeli prison, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, facing very difficult conditions.
Israeli military courts already held three hearings to look into his cases, and the charges he is facing, while his family has never been allowed to visit him, hug him, or even talk to him while either in detention or at court.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, February 12th, 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.