Audio Link After Text
Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.
Israeli settlers attack and destroy a mosque meanwhile Israeli troops invade west Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A number of armed Israeli extremists opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, targeting a number of Palestinian homes in Nahhalin village, west of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, causing damage but no injuries.
Local sources said extremists from Beitar Illit illegal colony, drove their motorcycles on a bypass road that was recently paved as part of an electricity network for the colony, and fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition.
Residents from Nahhalin said Israeli fanatics recently escalated their attacks against them, and their property, and uprooted farmlands in addition to flooding the lands with wastewater, and throwing stones on Palestinian cars.
Also near Bethlehem, A group of Israeli extremists burnt, on Wednesday at dawn, a Palestinian mosque in the al-Jab’a village and wrote racist anti-Arab and anti-Islamic graffiti.
Israeli fanatics infiltrated into the village, approximately at 4 at dawn, before breaking into the mosque and setting it ablaze after writing racist graffiti. A group of Palestinians noticed the fire, and alerted the residents who helped them extinguish the fire.
in Jerusalem, soldiers fired several gas bombs on Palestinian schoolchildren in the at-Tour town, overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, causing scores of children to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In other news, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, three Palestinians in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, stormed and searched several homes.
During an invasion targeting Zabbouba town in northern West Bank, Soldiers clashes with dozens of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles on the invading forces. The army fired gas bombs, rubber-coated metal bullets and concussion grenades; many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Furthermore, soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian child near the border fence, in central Gaza, allegedly, after he tried to cross into Israel. The child has been identified as Abdullah al-Haddad, 16 years of age.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, February 25th, 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.