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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, August 13th, 2015.
Two youth injured, another 12 kidnapped as Israeli soldiers invade West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinian youth were injured and twelve were kidnapped by Israeli troops on Thursday during Israeli army invasions targeting West Bank communities.
According to medical sources, two youth sustained moderate injuries during clashes that erupted with invading troops at the town of Al Doha near Bethlehem city. Both were moved to Bethlehem city hospital for treatment.
Invasions and kidnappings were also reported in Ramallah city, Hebron, Jenin and Nablus, local sources reported.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers demolished on Thursday a Palestinian home under construction after invading the village of Taqu’a near Bethlehem. According to local sources soldiers said that the house was built without need permission. The Israeli army never give permissions to Palestinians in areas it controls to build homes.
In other news, a group of Israeli settlers firebombed a Bedouin tent on the outskirts of Kufer Mallek village near Ramallah city in central West Bank.
Resident were able to extinguish the fire before anyone was hurt. The settlers fled the scene after writing racist graffiti on walls such as death to Palestinians and price tag. On Wednesday settlers attacked a and injured a Palestinian worker in Jerusalem.
In related news, Israeli medical sources said that The mother of the 18-month-old Palestinian boy who was killed in a recent arson settler attack on his home, in the occupied West Bank, may have gone brain dead.
According to doctors, Riham Dawabsha was put on a respirator earlier this week with some doctors at the Israeli hospital she is in suggesting she may be brain dead.
On July 31st, a group of settlers attacked Dawabsha home with firebombs, as a result her 18 month old baby was killed instantly while her husband died on Saturday.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, August 13th, 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.