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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.
Israeli settlers invade Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and army tanks invade areas in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Wednesday morning dozens of Israeli extremists stormed the yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, chanting and raising Israeli flags, and trying to raise the flags on the mosque, meanwhile Israeli soldiers kidnapped a young Palestinian man.
Media sources said the soldiers kidnapped Omar Odeh, from Qalansawe, in the Southern Triangle Area.
Odeh was beaten and cuffed, before being moved to an Israeli police station in Jerusalem’s Old City.
The abduction took place after scores of Israeli fanatics stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, through the al-Magharba gate, on Wednesday morning, and conducted provocative tours under heavy police and army protection.
On Wednesday at dawn Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians in a village near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and one near Ramallah; soldiers also invaded several villages and towns in Hebron.
In Gaza, Several Israeli vehicles raided lands in the central Gaza Strip, witnesses said. Media sources said that four Israeli vehicles and two bulldozers raided and leveled Palestinian farming lands in eastern Deir al-Balah, central Gaza.
Israeli forces regularly enter land in the Gaza Strip falling within the ‘security buffer zone.’ The zone is enforced by Israel on both land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip on the pretext of security, however its exact limits have historically fluctuated and have had a detrimental impact on the Palestinian agricultural and fishing sectors.
Forces open fire on Palestinian farmers whose agricultural land allegedly falls within the zone, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
The group reported 16 incidents of shooting and four incursions along the Gaza-Israel border in March alone.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, April 22nd, 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.