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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, October 8th, 2015.
Two Palestinians killed and at least 100 others injured by Israeli troops gunfire, meanwhile six Israelis injured in Palestinian attacks. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian youth was killed on Thursday evening and at least 35 others injured during clashes in Sho’fat refugee camp in Jerusalem. Wesam Faraj, 20, was shoot by an explosive live round fired by Israeli soldiers directly to his hart, Palestinian medical sources reported.
According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (RCS), 35 civilians were injured by Israeli live gunfire and rubber-coated steel bullets. The clashes erupted when Israeli forces invaded the camp and tried to raid the family home of Subhi Abu Khalifa, who stabbed and injured two settlers in Jerusalem earlier on Thursday midday.
Earlier on Thursday morning Tha’er Abu Ghazalah, 19, from the town of Kufer A’kab, north of Jerusalem stabbed a female soldier fist critically wounding her in Menachem Begin St in Tall Aviv. later took her weapon and then proceeded towards a nearby shopping center then stabbed another three Israelis before he was shot dead by Israeli police officers.
The Israeli government recently activated an old law to allow its army to demolish Palestinian attackers’ homes and their families. Israeli news sources said that nine Israeli soldiers were injured in the ongoing clashes in Sho’fat refugee camp.
Also on Thursday The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (RCS) announced that at least 94 Palestinians have been injured during the ongoing clashes all over the West Bank since Thursday morning. According to the RCS, five of those injured were hit by live gunfire fired by Israeli troops at protesters.
The Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Jawad Awwad, announced on Thursday that Israeli attacks targeting Palestinian protesters in the West Bank have left five killed civilians including a child and more than 750 others were injured by Israeli troops live gunfire, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas since eight days.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, October 8th, 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.