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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
Israeli attacks targeting the West Bank and Gaza leave three killed and a dozen injured. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the Qalandia refuge camp, north of occupied Jerusalem, shot and killed two Palestinians, and wounded at least four others; the army claimed three soldiers were injured in a ramming incident.
The slain Palestinians have been identified as Ahmad Hajahja, 21, from the Qalandia refugee camp, and Hekmat Hamdan, from al-Biereh city, were killed in the refugee camp, and at least four Palestinians were shot with live fire.
Hajahja was a second-year Journalism student at the Modern University College, in Ramallah, in addition to being active with the Qalandia Media Center. He was also related to Younis Jahjouh, 22, who was killed by the Israeli army, along with Rubin Ziad, 32, and Jihad Aslan, 19, in a similar invasion two years ago.
A third Palestinian died of her wounds on Wednesday after being shot Israeli soldiers at a military checkpoint near Nablus city in northern West Bank.
Samah Abd al-Mumen was shot at the Huwwara military checkpoint on Oct. 23 when the Israeli troops opened fire in all directions fatally hitting the teenager and killing Alaa Hashash, 16, after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire since October 1, have reached now 125 including 25 children.
Also on Wednesday, 15 Palestinian students were shot and injured by Israeli troops with both rubber-coated steel bullets and live fire, during protests at Palestine Technical University, in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem, medical sources at the Red Crescent said.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, broke into and ransacked dozens of homes, and kidnapped at least eleven Palestinians.
In the Gaza Strip, four Palestinian civilians were injured when Israeli tanks bombarded Al Faraheen area east of Khan Younis city in northern Gaza Strip. Palestinian medical sources said that among the injured one man is in critical condition.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, December 16, 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.