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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, April 29th, 2015.
A Palestinian man injured as Israeli troops attack protesters meanwhile army invasions and kidnappings reported in a number of West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian civilian was shot and lightly wounded on Wednesday by Israeli troops at protest against Israel’s cancer-causing chemical plants in Tulkarem city , northern west Bank.
Around fifty Palestinians and international activists gathered today in Tulkarem to protest the presence of 11 Israeli chemical plants located in the city. The protest took place outside the Gishuri chemical plant on what is locally referred to as the “death road” due to the health problems caused by the Israeli plants.
The protesters were carrying signs demanding a clean environment and an end to the Israeli occupation, while Israeli soldiers deployed to guard the plant quickly responded with stun grenades and tear gas.
Elsewhere, Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished a Palestinian-owned structure used for raising livestock in Rujeib village, to the south of Nablus, according to a local activist.
Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors the construction of Israeli settler units in northern West Bank, said that large Israeli forces, accompanied by a bulldozer, cordoned off the structure belonging to ‘Ala Riad and proceeded to demolish it, then left.
Earlier on Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped nine Palestinians in Hebron, three in Bethlehem, and one Nablus.
The invasion in Nablus led to clashes between local youths and the soldiers; the youths hurled stones, empty bottles and Molotov cocktails on the invading army vehicles, while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, and concussion grenades. Moreover Israeli soldiers conducted live fire training in different areas of Jenin.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, April 29th, 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 Ghassan Bannoura.