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Eleven schoolchildren lightly wounded by Israeli army gas bombs, 20 Israeli injured in Jerusalem bus fire. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

At least 20 Israelis were reported injured among them two in critical conditions during an explosion that left two Israeli buses on fire near Jerusalem.

Israeli media sources said that a bomb exploded in an empty bus that also caused a second bus that had passengers, to catch on fire as the two buses drove on the main road near the Israeli settlement of Gilo separating Bethlehem area from Jerusalem.

Up until the time of this report, no Palestinian group claimed responsibility of the attack.

In other news, Palestinian medical sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported Monday that at least eleven children suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs on them.

The sources said Red Crescent medics provided eleven students of the Zahra’ Elementary School for Girls with the needed first aid after they suffered severe effects of tear gas inhalation.

The children were walking to school, close to the Abu ar-Reesh Israeli military roadblock, in the southern part of Hebron city, when the soldiers fired many gas bombs on them, after preventing them from crossing while on their way to school.

Also in Hebron, Israeli troops invade the old city part and searched homes on Monday at dawn then kidnapped three former political detainees.

Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that Israeli soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians from the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and summoned two others for interrogation.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, April 18, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.