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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.
Israeli troops attack Palestinian protesters all over the West Bank, injuring more than 100 civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health, in the occupied West Bank has reported that at least 129 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli army fire and gas bombs in different parts of the West Bank, Tuesday, and that the soldiers deliberately targeted medics and journalists.
According to the ministry report, fifty wounded Palestinians were transferred to the Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah; two of them suffered serious injuries after being shot with live Israeli rounds, while the rest suffered mild-to-moderate wounds. It added that eleven Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets in Bethlehem.
Seven more Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets, while many residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Furthermore, 45 Palestinians were injured in Nablus, and 16 in Jenin, both in the northern part of the West Bank, suffered mild-to-moderate injuries.
Media sources in Jenin said two were shot with live rounds, and dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes near the al-Jalama roadblock, north of Jenin. The soldiers also invaded a pottery store near the roadblock, and kidnapped the owner after assaulting him.
Head of the Emergency Unity of the Red Crescent in Jenin Mahmoud Sa’adi said that the soldiers attacked medics, and deliberately opened fire on a Red Crescent Ambulance, near Ramallah, smashing its windshield.
Elsewhere, Israeli forces, on Tuesday, demolished two homes belonging to the families of Palestinians who carried out attacks on Israelis last year, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a new process to expedite home demolitions.
Locals in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabal al-Mukabbir told reporters that, early on Tuesday morning, Israeli forces stormed the homes of Muhammad Jaabis and Ghassan Abu Jamal and demolished them with explosives.
Ghassan Abu Jamal was shot dead along with his cousin, Uday, after they killed four Israelis in a high-profile attack on a synagogue, in November of last year. Separately, Jaabis was shot dead when he ran an excavator into an Israeli bus, killing one and injuring several others.
Locals said that neighboring homes sustained damage during Tuesday’s demolitions. Meanwhile, in a third house, also in East Jerusalem, Israelis forces filled a room with concrete. Israeli forces stormed and ransacked the home of Mutaz Hijazi’s family in Silwan neighborhood, before filling Hijazi’s former room with concrete.
Hijazi was shot dead on the roof of the house on Oct. 30, 2014, after he was accused of the attempted assassination of right-wing rabbi activist Yehuda Glick. Israeli forces reportedly detained all family members and moved them away from the home.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, October 6th, 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 me Ghassan Bannoura.