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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, December 10, 2015.
Many Palestinians were injured, more than 30 others kidnaped during Israeli army invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Medical sources have reported, on Wednesday at night, that many Palestinians have been injured after Israeli soldiers invaded Tulkarem city, and several nearby communities, following the shooting that targeted an Israeli settler, who was involved in terrorist deadly attacks against the Palestinians; the settler, and his wife, were injured.
The sources said three Palestinians were shot with live rounds, after Israeli soldiers invaded the Tulkarem refugee camp, while at least five others suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The soldiers invaded and ransacked several Palestinian homes, especially in the area of the shooting, and confiscated surveillance tapes. The soldiers also kidnapped at least two Palestinians, during clashes in the Tulkarem refugee camp.
Elsewhere, Israeli forces abducted 31 Palestinians overnight, including four minors, from various occupied West Bank districts, said the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and security sources.
Israeli forces detained 10 Palestinians from Tulkarem district, seven from Jerusalem district, seven from Hebron district, three from Jenin district, two from Ramallah district, one from Bethlehem district and another from Jericho district, according to the local news agency WAFA.
Moreover a group of Israeli extremists prevented Palestinian children from going to school in Hebron city, on Thursday, the director of the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Education Hebron office, Bassam Tahboub, said.
Tahboub told local media that Anat Cohen, a well-known extremist who frequently harasses Palestinian residents in the area, first ‘attacked’ the school children, ‘preventing’ them from reaching Qurtuba middle school. Following Cohen’s initial attack, other extremists reportedly joined in and began cursing and scaring the children. Instead of attempting to continue to school, the children decided to turn back and head home, Tahboub said.
Children who attend Qurtuba school, aged 7 to 16, are often harassed by settlers in area, as the school is adjacent to the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit Hadassah in the center of Hebron city. Hebron’s city center is home to some 800 notoriously aggressive Israeli settlers, who live under the protection of thousands of Israeli forces, surrounded by more than 30,000 Palestinians.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, December 10, 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.