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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, June 10th, 2015.
Israeli troops shot and kill and Palestinian in the West Bank, meanwhile Israeli tanks invade areas in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man on Wednesday at dawn, during an invasion targeting the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin. Medical sources in Jenin said the soldiers fired several rounds of live ammunition at Ezzeddin Bani Ghafra, in his twenties, directly hitting him in the chest causing instant death.
The soldiers also fired rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets, in addition to several flares, during clashes that took place with local youths. Many Palestinians also suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation after the soldiers fired gas bombs into their homes.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday morning, eight Dunams (around 2 acres) of farmland in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, demolished several structures, and uprooted fruit and olive trees.
The Palestinian landowners who are losing their land point out that the Israeli confiscation of their land is part of the larger E1 settlement plan that is aimed at the illegal confiscation of large areas of Palestinian lands to complete the chain of illegal settlements around Jerusalem, and the subsequent prevention of any Palestinian geographical contiguity.
In related news, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Wednesday, two Palestinian children in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and an 18-year-old in the northern West Bank district of Nablus. Army also demolished a residential tent near Hebron.
In the Gaza Strip, Several armored Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, conducted, on Wednesday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses said three armored bulldozers, and four tanks, left the Kissufim military base, across the border fence, and advanced approximately 200 meters into the farmlands. Military drones were also flying overhead, while the invading soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition to force the Palestinians out of their lands.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, June 10th, 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.