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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, April 2nd, 2015.
Israeli troops invade west Bank communities injuring three civilians and kidnaping others including a law maker. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinian youth were reported injured on Thursday at dawn, as several military vehicles invaded the al-Far’a refugee camp, northeast of Nablus, and clashed with dozens of local youths.
The army fired live rounds, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs; medical sources said Mohammad Bassem Shaweesh, 16, was shot by a live round to the thigh, and Mohammad Jamal Sobeh, 20, and was shot by a live round to one of her knees.
Local medics moved the two wounded Palestinians to nearby hospitals for treatment, and provided medical attention to many residents who suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Moreover, soldiers shot and injured Yousef Sayel Sa’id, 24, after the army invaded the Old City of al-Khader, near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.
Sa’id was shot by a rubber-coated metal bullet, and suffered a moderate injury, while standing on the rooftop of his family’s home; he was moved to a hospital for treatment.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Thursday, one Palestinian near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and two near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Moreover Israeli troops kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, five Palestinians near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Also on Thursday, Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Thursday at dawn, the home of leftist legislator, Khaleda Jarrar, in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped her.
Jarrar is a senior political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), former executive director of the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, and a current member of its board. She is also the chairwoman of the Prisoners’ Committee of the Palestinian Legislator Council (PLC).
In other news, The Israeli Army, and the Police, said they are searching for an Israeli man who apparently went missing, on Thursday afternoon, near the southern West bank city of Hebron, and are investigating whether the man was abducted.
Israeli sources said the Police received a call from a young Israeli who said his friend had a flat tire in an area between the Israeli colony of Keryat Arba’ and the village of Beit ‘Anoun Palestinian village.
The missing Israeli, 22 years of age, allegedly went to Beit ‘Anoun Palestinian village to bring a wrench, without his cellphone, but never returned, Israeli sources reported.
The Israeli army installed roadblocks near the towns of Halhoul and Beit ‘Anoun, in addition to the al-‘Arroub refugee camp. No more information was available until the time of this report.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, April 2nd, 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.