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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, March 11th, 2015.
Palestinian man dies of wounds sustained by Israeli army gunfire, and army tanks invade part of the Gaza strip. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man died, on Wednesday, of sharp complications resulting from injuries he suffered after being shot by Israeli soldiers in November of 2008.
On November 7 2008, the soldiers invaded the home Omar Sobeh, in al-Far’a refugee camp, north of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and shot him in the abdomen. The soldiers claimed they stormed his home searching for a “wanted Palestinians,” believed to be hiding there.
Sobeh, 45 years of age, suffered repeated infections, and underwent various surgeries due to ongoing complications.
His family said he was recently moved to the Rafidia Hospital, in Nablus, due to a sharp deterioration in his health condition, but died due to various complications.
Elsewhere, several Israeli military vehicles, and armored bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday morning Barta’a village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and demolished a brick factory.
The soldiers surrounded the entire area, and declared it a closed military zone, before demolishing the factory.
On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded al Nabi Saleh village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped four Palestinians, after storming and ransacking their homes.
In the Gaza strip Several armored Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers carried out, on Wednesday morning, a limited invasion into an area east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, and bulldozed farmlands.
Eyewitnesses said the vehicles, accompanied by four armored D9 bulldozers, stationed in the Kissufim military base across the border fence, advanced into the area while firing rounds of live ammunition at a number of homes, causing damage but no injuries.
They added that the army bulldozed and uprooted Palestinian lands, and fired rounds of live ammunition at local farmers, forcing them to leave.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, March 11th, 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.