Palestine Today 12 10 2013

December 11, 2013 3:03 AM George Rishmawi Audio report, Palestine 0

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the international Middle East media center, www.imemc.org for Tuesday December 10, 2013U.S. Secretary of State, john Kerry to visit Palestine and Israel, meanwhile Israeli soldiers invade server all villages and kidnap Palestinian civilians, these stories and more combing up, stay tuned.

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers invaded the Deheisha refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, after completely surrounding it, broke into several homes and kidnapped five Palestinian civilians, including three brothers.

Local sources report that the soldiers searched the homes of the kidnapped Palestinians and, then, ransacked their property.

The invasion led to clashes with dozens of local youth, who threw stones at the invading soldiers. The army fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, and finally withdrew from the camp.

In related news, a number of Israeli settlers invaded a public park in Borqa village, west of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Local sources said that the settlers tried to demolish the First Aid room at the park, but a community watch group noticed them and chased them away.

The settlers managed to create a gap in one of the walls of the First Aid room before running away.

The sources added that the attack is part of repeated assaults carried out by settlers living in nearby illegal settlements.

On Monday at night several Israeli military jeeps invaded the Al-Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and broke into the home of detainee Samer Al-Eesawy; clashes have been reported.

Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers invaded the home of Tareq Al-Eesawy, and alleged they were searching for his sons Samer and Midhat, both imprisoned by Israel, and handed his son, Firas, a military warrant ordering him to head to a security base for interrogation.

Clashes have been reported between the soldiers and dozens of local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at them, while the army fired dozens of rubber-coated metal bullets and concussion grenades.

In political news, the White House announced that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would be visiting Tel Aviv and Ramallah on Wednesday, November 11, to hold separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Kerry would be talking about the “progress” of direct talks between Tel Aviv and Ramallah, and intends to hold talks with Netanyahu about the Iranian “nuclear file”.

Kerry just left the region four days ago, following separate meetings with Netanyahu in Jerusalem, and Abbas in Ramallah.

That is all for today, we apologize for not providing an audio report because of technical reasons. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s report. Please visit our website www.imemc.org

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