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Palestine Today 02 05 2013

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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday February 5th, 2013.

Israeli troops injuries a Palestinian civilian in southern West Bank and demolish homes in East Jerusalem.
These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian medical sources reported, on Monday night, that one youth was moderately injured after being rammed by an Israeli military jeep in Za’atara village, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The young man, identified as Khalifa Mohammad Mahameed, 23, suffered several fractures and bruises to various parts of his body. He was moved by a Palestinian ambulance to the Arab Society Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, in Bethlehem.

On Tuesday morning Israeli soldiers invaded the town of Beit Hanina in occupied East Jerusalem, and demolished a home for a Palestinian, leaving its members in the cold.

Local news sources reported that several Israeli military jeeps and bulldozers of the Jerusalem Municipality invaded the area and demolished the shed under the pretext that it was installed without a permit.

The attack was carried out at dawn; the soldiers surrounded the shed and told the 6 family members that they have 10 minutes to leave the shed before the army demolishes it. The family left it home, and the soldiers demolished it without allowing them to collect their belongings before demolishing it.

Also on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers handed 10 Palestinian families in the Northern Plains area of the West Bank, military orders informing them that the army intends to demolish their homes.

Aref Daraghma, head of the local council of Wadi Al-Maleh area and the Bedouin Tribes, stated that the army intends to remove the residents, their tents and structures, in Al-Hammamat and Ein Al-Hilwa areas.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers invaded Sabastia town, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and handed several residents military orders demanding them to demolish structures built in their town and property.

Nahedh Riziq, one of the residents who was handed a demolish order for his two-story building, stated that the army and employees of the “Construction and Planning Committee, invaded the town and handed him an order demanding him to demolish his restaurant under the pretext that it was built without a construction permit.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday February 5th, 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 Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.

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