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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 14, 2015.
Two Palestinians were shoot dead by Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, Wednesday, while a third Palestinian died while being held by the Israeli army as a political detainee. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Wednesday, Bassem Bassam Sidr, 17, was shot dead at the Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem on Wednesday after he allegedly pulled out a knife, Israeli police and media said — although no one but the teenager was injured or killed. Sidr was from the southern West Bank city of Hebron. Eyewitnesses reported that the army fired more than 10 rounds at the 17-year old as he was running away, killing him.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Abu Sh’aban, 23, was shoot dead on Wednesday evening, by Israeli soldiers near the central bus station in west Jerusalem. The Israeli police allege that he stabbed and lightly wounded a 50 year-old settler woman. The circumstances of his dead remains unknown until the time of this report.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, Fadi Al-Darbi ,30, from Jenin city, while being detained in Israeli army detention camp for political prisoners. Al-Darbi suffered a brain-stroke earlier in Ramon prison, and was left unconscious on the prison courtyard’s floor for 20 minutes, after he suffered internal brain injury.
After that, he was transferred to Soroka hospital. His health had deteriorated since then. Two years ago, Al-Darbi suffered from internal bleeding, and the Israeli Prison Service did not offer him any medical follow-up. Al-Darbi was imprisoned in 2006, and was sentenced to 14 years. He was moved several times to different jails.
Clashes on Wednesday were reported in different parts of the West Bank and Gaza. In the coastal region, 18 civilians were injured, including 3 by live round, when Israeli troops attacked protesters at border areas near Al Boreij refugee camp central Gaza Strip.
Moreover, 52 Palestinians have been injured during ongoing clashes between local youth and invading Israeli soldiers in West Bank communities, Palestinian sources reported. Clashes were reported in the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Nablus and Qalqilia in northern West Bank, and in the southern West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Hebron.
Since October 1st, 33 Palestinians have been killed, and more than 1600 others injured by Israeli troops, according Palestinian medical sources. Earlier report by the Ministry of Health showed that since the start of October 4000 residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation fired by Israeli troops targeting Palestinian protesters.
In other news, Israeli settlers, Wednesday, set fire to large swaths of Palestinian-owned agricultural land near the village of Burin, to the south of Nablus in the West Bank, and injured a British activist while hurling stones at them, according to local sources. Since the beginning of October 1, settlers have been attacking Palestinians on the main roads, stoning their vehicles.
The settlers who live in the northern West Bank have also been carrying out early morning and late night’s attacks against vulnerable communities in remote villages.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October 14, 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.