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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, December 23, 2015.
Two Palestinian youth killed in Jerusalem and Israeli troops attack schoolchildren and fire tear gas at a school. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli sources have reported, Wednesday, that the police killed two Palestinians after carrying out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem. One Israeli died of stab wounds; while another Israel was accidentally shot and killed by the Israeli Police.
The incident took place in Bab al-‘Amoud area; the Israeli police said policewomen opened fire on the Palestinians, accidentally wounding an Israeli, who died of his wounds.
Palestinian sources later said the two slain Palestinians have been identified as Issa Assaf, 21, and Anan Abu Habsa, 20, from the Qalandia refugee camp.
Both youth are former political detainees who were held by the Israeli army. The Israel army and police closed the entire area, including the Old City, while dozens of additional officers and soldiers were deployed.
Elsewhere, several Palestinian students suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, Wednesday, after Israeli soldiers fired many gas bombs on them in Hebron city, in nearby Beit Ummar town, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.
Medical sources said several girls of the Zahra’ School, and boys of Tareq School, received treatment for severe effects of tear gas inhalation when Israeli soldiers fired tear gas bombs into the schools.
In other news, the Israeli army handed over on Wednesday evening the bodies of two slain Palestinians from the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
Ahmad Abu Al Rab, 17 was killed at and Israeli military checkpoint near Jenin while soldiers shot and killed Zyiad Gharbieyah, 18 at a military checkpoint near Bethlehem. Both were killed by Israeli troops in November.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, December 23, 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.