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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, September 29th, 2015.
Israeli troops attack Al Aqsa mosque for the third day meanwhile troops attack homes in Jerusalem and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday, nine Palestinians, including three women, in occupied East Jerusalem, attacked several men and women near Al-Aqsa Mosque, and prevented them from entering it.
he army invaded homes, and violently searched them, in different neighborhoods in Jerusalem’s Old City, and kidnapped three men.
The soldiers also invaded Jabal al-Mokabber, in Jerusalem, searched homes, and kidnapped three more men.
In addition, soldiers continued to block all gates leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacked many Muslim worshipers before kidnapping three women, and wounded several Palestinians.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan has reported that nearly 150 Israeli extremists stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, through that al-Magharba Gate, under heavy army accompaniment, and that the soldiers closed most of the Al-Aqsa Mosque Gates, except for Bab Hatta, The Council Gate and The Chain Gate.
The army also installed iron barriers on the open gates of the mosque, and prevented all men and women, who are below the age of 50, from entering it, for the third consecutive day.
All over the west Bank Palestinian activists and local NGOs organized protests in solidarity with Al Aqsa mosque.
Protesters gathered near Israeli military checkpoints and settlements sounding communities in the West Bank, Palestinian sources reported.
Israeli troops attacked protesters with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, as a result cashes erupted in a number of locations. Palestinian sources reported clashes in Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jenin cities and nearby villages.
In Tqu’a village near Bethlehem, Israeli troops fired tear gas at protesters and nearby orchards. The tear gas caused a fire that destroyed local farmers crops, villagers told local media.
At least 50 people were reported injured all over the West Bank and were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, local sources added.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, September 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.