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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
Israeli troops injuries scores of Palestinians during west Bank clashes, at least 41 others kidnapped during dawn invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Dozes of Palestinian youth were injured on Wednesday during clashes that took place in different parts of occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Clashes between local youth and invading Israeli soldiers were reported in Ramallah, the northern West Bank districts of Jenin and Qalqilia, Bethlehem in the south and Jerusalem.
Medical sources have reported that dozens of Palestinians have been injured, on Wednesday evening, during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading Palestinian communities in the districts of Jenin and Qalqilia.
The sources said the dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, when the soldiers invaded Sielet ath-Thaher village, south of Jenin, after installing a roadblock on its main entrance.
Medical sources said the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs at random, causing at least 77 Palestinians, including many children, to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Five were hit by rubber-coated steel bullets.
In Bethlehem, a youth was injured after he was hit in the head by a gas bomb fired by Isralei soldiers during clashes in Taqu’a village near the city.
89 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since October 1st, including 18 children. According to the Palestinian ministry of health 10.000 Palestinians have been injured in the same time period.
Also on Wednesday, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that the Israeli army kidnapped at least 41 Palestinians, including children, during predawn invasions in various districts in the West Bank.
Kidnappings were reported in Bethlehem and Hebron districts in addition to Ramallah, Nablus and Jenin. In Jerusalem 16 Palestinians, mostly minors, were detained by Israeli police during the past 24 hours, eight of whom were released hours later.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, November 18, 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.