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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, June 11th, 2015.
Israeli settlers injure a Palestinian man in Jerusalem meanwhile troops bulldoze farm lands in West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian man was injured on Thursday midday when a group of Israeli radical settlers attacked him in Jerusalem.
Local sources said that the radical settlers attacked Shadi Abedraboo at his work place located at a shopping center in West Jerusalem. Abedraboo sustained moderate wounds and was moved to a nearby Israeli hospital for treatment, local sources announced.
This is the second attack this week by radical settlers targeting Palestinians in Jerusalem. On Tuesday, Israeli fanatics attacked, a 13-year-old child, and his 10-year-old sister, as they were walking towards the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s old city, to participate in a summer camp.
Staying in Jerusalem, The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan has reported that clashes took place, on Wednesday evening, between the residents and Israeli soldiers, after the soldiers attempted to kidnap a child in Ein al-Louza neighborhood, allegedly after hurling stones on them.
The center said the residents managed to secure the release of the child, after the soldiers detained him as he was walking close to his home.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Thursday morning, the al-Borj, al-Meeta and al-Maleh areas, in the West Bank’s Northern Plains, and removed thirty families, to conduct live-fire military training. The soldiers also informed the families the army will be returning to conduct more training, next Wednesday, local sources reported.
Meanwhile several Israeli military vehicles, and armored bulldozers, invaded, Thursday, Palestinian agricultural lands in Wadi Fukin village, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and bulldozed around 17 Dunams of farmlands.
The Palestinian Agricultural Relief Committee said the bulldozers started uprooting the Palestinian lands, after surrounding the area and declaring it a closed military zone. The Committee added that the bulldozed and uprooted lands, are located between Beitar Illit and Tzur Hadassah illegal colonies.
Earlier on Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians in Beit Ummar, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and five teenagers, in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Also on Thursday at dawn, Israeli military vehicles invaded the villages of ‘Anin and Kafrit, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, stormed and searched a few homes, and clashes with local youths, causing a number of residents to suffer effects of tear gas inhalation.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, June 11th, 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.