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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 28, 2015.
Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian youth in Hebron and injuries 19 others in ongoing clashes. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One Palestinian youth was killed by Israeli gunfire on Wednesday afternoon, while at least 19 others were injured as clashes continue all over the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza.
Islam Rafiq Obied, 23, was shot by Israeli troops near the illegal Israeli settlement located in Tel Rumeida area of Hebron old city, southern West Bank.
Witnesses said that Obied was shoot eleven times by Israeli troops manning a checkpoint there. Soldiers also detained Palestinian medics and stopped them from providing Obied with medical help. According to witnesses, he was left to bleed to death by Israeli forces that surrounded the area and closed it.
Obied is the 7th, Palestinian to be killed by Israeli troops in Hebron in the past 72 hours, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry said that 65 Palestinians, including 14 children, have been killed by Israeli gunfire since the beginning of this month so far. 48 of them have been killed in the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem, 17 in the Gaza Strip, including a pregnant woman and her two year old child.
Moreover, clashes between local youth and invading Israeli troops, on Wednesday, were reported in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Ramallah.
Palestinian sources said that at least 19 Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire and tear gas during clashes Wednesday. Among the injured two children were hit with live gunfire in Hebron old city clashes, meanwhile a teenager was hit in the head by a rubber-coated steel bullet during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of Beit Fajar village near Bethlehem.
On Wednesday at dawn Israeli forces invaded Palestinian communities in occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, searched and ransacked residents’ homes then kidnapped 72 Palestinians, including university students and children.
The Palestinian Political Prisoners Society said in a press statement that kidnappings and home searches took place in Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Jenin. In Hebron district alone troops kidnapped 31 residents, the Political Prisoners Society reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday October 28, 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.