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The daily news, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Tuesday, April 25 2006.

The Israeli army invades Nablus twice in one day arrest nine, and during the re –invasion arrest one more. Hamas spokesperson arrested in the West Bank, the villages of Al Yammon and Marka both invaded building resumes on the wall at Hebron, These stories and more, coming up. Stay tuned…

Israeli armed forces invaded the West Bank city of Nablus and arrested nine residents among them a 50 year old woman, on Tuesday morning.

The arrestees were identified as; Hussen Abu Al Izz, Mohamed Taqatqa, Hassan Zahran, Saaed Hoda, Sa’ed Qtani, Annas Hamdan, Ossama Sawalha, Abd Al Haleem Sobhi, 17, and Wafiqa Al Dallal, 50, local sources reported.

Soldiers and army vehicles stormed the city and then surrounded the refugee camp and village, before arresting the nine and taking them unknown destinations

Army reinvades Nablus and arrests resident

Israeli armed forces invaded the West Bank city of Nablus for the second time on Tuesday afternoon and arrested Mohamed Ikmail.

Soldiers and army jeeps stormed the city for a second time following the morning invasion in which nine residents were arrested. Mohamed Ikmail who is a university student was arrested after troops searched several homes. Other homes are still surrounded in an ongoing military operation, eyewitnesses reported.

Dr. Ghassan Hamdan the head of the Palestinian medical relief services in Nablus describes the situation from the ground.

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"There was a wide scale military invasion across the city in which more than 12 residents were arrested among them an old woman, she was detained and interrogated for more than 6 hours.

For the last four hours there have been clashes with the army on Amman road, 6 residents have been injured, due to the shooting, targeting the kids confronting the army with stones."

Israeli Army arrest Hamas spokesperson in the West Bank

Farahat Assad, the Hamas west bank spokesperson of Hamas, was arrested by the Israeli army late Monday night.

Assad was arrested after troops surrounded his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah and broke in, his wife reported.

The army released Assad from jail in September 2005 following a 6 month detention, local sources reported.

Army invades Al Yammon village

The Israeli army invaded the village of Al Yammon in the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday morning.

Several army vehicles entered the village, allegedly seeking wanted people, whom after failing to locate, the soldiers then started a campaign of harassment by firing sound bombs at homes, local sources reported.

According to residents this treatment has occurred on a daily basis for the last few months.

Army arrests resident from Marka village south of Jenin

The Israeli armed forces arrested one resident from Marka village, south of the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday at dawn.

Troops and army vehicles entered the village searched several homes and conducted humiliating interrogations, before arresting one man, eyewitnesses reported.  The name of the arrestee was not issued.

Three residents arrested from Al O’byiat village east of Bethlehem

The Israeli army invaded Al O’byiat village east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and arrested three residents, Tuesday morning.

Ahmad O’byiat, 20, Awwad O’byiat, 36, Shadi O’byiat, 26, were arrested after troops stormed the village and searched several houses, eyewitnesses reported.

Army installs military checkpoint at Borak Soliman in Bethlehem

An Israeli army unit installed a military checkpoint at Borak Soliman near the Al Khader village entrance in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on Tuesday morning.

Soldiers stopped and searched cars checked the ID cards of passing residents. The searches and checks caused serious delays which mean’t many people missed work and school, eyewitnesses reported.

Israel resumes construction of the wall near Hebron

Scores of farmers and land owners in addition to a number of residents gathered at their land to the east of Hebron in the West Bank where Israeli bulldozers started to prepare for the construction of the annexation wall on Tuesday.

A number of international peace activists from the International Solidarity Movement and the Christian Peace Maker Teams (CPT) were also there with the families and the farmers.

The main purpose gathering was to try to prevent the construction of the wall near Yatta and Tuwwani villages.

Israeli army imposed tough military procedure to prevent the activists and the families to protest.


And that’s just some of the news for today in Palestine. For constant updates, check out the International Middle East Media Centre website, As always, thanks for joining us. From Occupied Bethlehem, this is Pennie Quinton