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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, April 8th, 2015.

Israeli troops shoot and kill a Palestinian man and settlers uproot trees owned by Palestinian farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Wednesday morning, a young Palestinian man, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, allegedly after he stabbed two soldiers, causing serious wounds to one of them.

Israeli sources said that the attack took place close to Ma’ale Levona settlement, and that the Palestinian is from Sinjel nearby village.

The wounded soldiers received treatment by Israeli medics, and were moved to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, in Jerusalem.

Shortly after the attack the Israeli army invaded several Palestinian towns in Ramallah, including Sinjel, Tormos ‘Ayya and the al-Lubban ash-Sharqiyya, and detained seven young Palestinians.

The soldiers asked the seven to identify the slain Palestinian, especially since he did not carry an ID card, but they could not identify him. They said the Palestinian was shot in the head, and next to him was a clean knife that did not carry any trace of blood.

Earlier on Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped two former political prisoners; moreover a Palestinian man was kidnapped on Tuesday night in Hebron City, and a young man from Jenin was kidnapped from his work site in Haifa.

Also on Wednesday, A group of Israeli extremists invaded Palestinian olive orchards in the al-Jab’a village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, for the fifth time in a row, and cut more than 150 olive trees belonging to the villagers. Local residents said that they depend on their orchards as their main source of livelihood.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Eman Abed rabbo Bannoura.