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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, March 10th, 2015.
Israeli soldiers attack university students injuring seven, meanwhile army bulldozers destroy farm lands. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Seven Palestinian students were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, Tuesday, as clashes broke out near Ofer detention center in Ramallah city, central West Bank.
Students from Birzeit University had gathered to mark the anniversary of the death of 18-year-old Saji Darwish, who was killed by Israeli forces last year.
Soldiers fired tear gas canisters and rubber bullets at the peaceful march, according to Ma’an. One student, Bayan Safi, was assaulted before being detained and interrogated at Ofer jail.
Meanwhile, clashes with Israeli forces left dozens of Palestinians injured in Kafr Aqab, northern Jerusalem, on Tuesday, according to medics.
The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that nine demonstrators suffered injuries from live fire to their lower extremities, and one was left in critical condition.
The clashes broke out after Israeli bulldozers leveled land in the Qalandiya airport area, close to Kafr Aqab. Israel has declared the area a closed military zone.
Sources said that the land was being leveled to continue the building of the separation wall, which already effectively separates the districts of Samir Amis and Kafr Aqab from Jerusalem.
Earlier on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem, and kidnapped eighteen Palestinian youths. Among those kidnapped were several siblings.
Troops stormed dozens of homes and detonated the front doors of some of them, and assaulted many residents.
Also near Bethlehem, Israeli soldiers bulldozed large areas of Palestinian lands, in Kisan village to build an “industrial zone” that would serve nearby illegal Israeli colonies.
According to villagers, Israel intends to bulldoze and uproot more than 600 Dunams (148.26 Acres) to build an Industrial Zone that would serve illegal Israeli colonies.
They added that the Israeli plan would completely isolate the village, as it will become fully surrounded by Israel’s illegal colonies.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, March 10th, 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.