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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, August 3rd, 2015.

Israeli soldiers injure a Palestinian youth and force another to drink gasoline. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian youth was injured on Monday at midday, by Israeli soldiers gunfire who are stationed at the Za’atara checkpoint in the northern West Bank.
The teen was standing in line with dozens of other Palestinians when he asked to use the bathroom. The Israeli soldiers claimed that the young man then attempted to run away. Soldiers shot him in the legs, causing moderate injuries.

The military has closed the checkpoint and did not allow anyone to pass for hours.

he Za’atara checkpoint connects the central West Bank to the northern part of the West Bank, and its closure creates a chokehold for Palestinians trying to get to school, work or hospitals.

Also on Monday a Palestinian youth was injured in the southern West Bank city of Hebron when soldiers forced him to drink gasoline after beating him up.

According to witnesses soldiers handcuffed Majdi Al-Muhtaseb (21), kidnapped and dragged him to Al-Turba neighborhood, in Tel Rumeida, threw him to the ground and started beating and kicking him for no reason whatsoever.

The soldiers asked him if he wanted water, and, when he said yes, one of them pretended to be helping him to drink water. When he realized that it was gasoline and not water, the soldier forced him to drink out of it.

After the soldiers let him go, the youth’s father took him to ‘Aalia hospital, in Hebron, where he suffered from severe pains and underwent medical tests.

Earlier on Monday at down Israeli forces invaded Beit Ummar town, near Hebron, and kidnapped two Palestinian teenagers.

On Sunday, A Palestinian man, Emad Abu Sharekh, was seriously injured when he was brutally attacked by three Israelis while returning from Fajr prayers at al-Kabeer Mosque, in Lod City.

Abu Sharekh, who lives in the city, explained that three Israeli extremists were waiting for him at the entrance of his residence, where they attacked him with sticks and sharp tools. He called the Israeli police but they did not come. He was was moved to hospital with injuries to his head.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, August 3rd, 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 Ghassan Bannoura.