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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, Wednesday, September, 07, 2016.

Israeli soldiers uproot trees and destroy farm lands meanwhile school children attacked by troops at a West Bank checkpoint. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers uprooted, Wednesday, more than 40 Dunams (9.88 Acres) of Palestinian agricultural lands, and two water wells, in Beit Ola town, west of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The lands were planted with more than 800 olive and almond trees, while the soldiers also destroyed two wells, used for collecting rainwater close to the Annexation Wall, and that the army claimed the lands were “owned by the state.”

According to Palestinian sources the attack was carried out although there are a number of cases that are still under deliberation by Israeli courts, and no final ruling has been issued yet.

Israel is targeting the Palestinian lands in the area in order to control them for military purposes, and for the construction and expansion of its illegal colonies.

Elsewhere, Medical sources in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, has reported that dozens of schoolchildren suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, on Wednesday morning, after Israeli soldiers fired gas bombs near them at a roadblock in the city.

The sources said that the soldiers fired many gas bombs at the children as they were on their way to their schools, and were attempting to cross the Abu ar-Reesh military roadblock, west of the Ibrahimi Mosque, in Hebron.

Moreover, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, at least seventeen Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

Moreover, After several eyewitnesses and video and photos contradicted the Israeli military’s claim that the 25-year old Palestinian they shot to death Monday was trying to “ram” their vehicles with his car, the Israeli military changed their story on Thursday.

They admitted that Mustafa Nimir was not the driver of the vehicle at all, but then tried to blame his brother-in-law for driving ‘erratically’, which they claim led them to shoot both men, killing one and injuring the other.

Neither DUI or driving erratically are considered capital offenses under Israeli law, but the military is attempting to use these claims as a justification for their shooting of the vehicle. Ali, who is in serious condition in an Israeli hospital and has been denied visitation by his family, is now facing charges from the Israeli military for the alleged crime of driving erratically.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, September, 07, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From 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.

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