Listen to the audio from the MP3 Player on the right column. || Click here to Download MP3 file 6.1 MB THE DAILY NEWS A SERVICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST MEDIA CENTER http://WWW.IMEMC.ORG FOR TUESDAY MAY 09, 2006

Soldiers impose curfew over a village near Nablus, Troops invade Nablus, arrest five residents Youth arrested in Tulkarem, Three residents arrested near Hebron , Tulkarem resident arrested in Ramallah, Under cover units of the Israeli army abduct a resident from Bethlehem‘s Dehiesha refugee camp, Army levels a Palestinian house in Jerusalem.


Army levels a Palestinian house in Jerusalem

Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers leveled a Palestinian house that belongs to two brothers of Al Ja’bary family, in Beit Hanina neighborhood in Jerusalem. Soldiers surrounded the area, broke into the house and leveled it after forcing the family out without allowing them to evacuate their furniture and belongings.

Army claims that the house was constructed without obtaining a legal construction permit.

Several institutions in Jerusalem denounced the demolishing of the house and considered it part of the Israeli policy and the policy of the Jerusalem municipality to empty the city from its Palestinian residents.

Soldiers impose curfew over a village near Nablus

Tuesday, Israeli soldiers imposed curfew over the village of Al Bathan, north east of the West Bank city of Nablus, and imposed curfew.

Soldiers installed a sudden checkpoint at the main entrance of the village and detained dozens of residents for several hours. The residents were forced to sit on the ground while soldiers examined their identity cards.

Also, soldiers stopped a kindergarten bus transporting twenty children and barred it from crossing through the checkpoint.

Youth arrested in Tulkarem

Monday at night, Israeli soldiers arrested a Palestinian youth while he was attempting to cross through the Tunnel Checkpoint, south of Tulkarem, and took him to an unknown destination.

A Palestinian security source reported that soldiers stationed at the checkpoint arrested Mohammad Adnan Fares, 16, after claiming that he carried a knife.

On Tuesday at dawn, troops invaded Tulkarem and its refugee camp, fired rounds of live ammunition in the air and withdrew, no arrests or injuries were reported.

Three residents arrested near Hebron

Israeli soldiers, supported by several armored vehicles and jeeps, invaded earlier on Tuesday at dawn the town of Doura, near the West Bank city of Hebron, and arrested three residents, including a member of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the military wing of Fateh movement, the Palestinian WAFA news agency reported

One of the arrestees is a retired officer at the Palestinian security forces. He was identified as Hani Milhim, 61. Soldiers also arrested Nasser Hasan Obeyyat, 38, a relative of Hani, and Mohammad Hneihin

The three arrestees were present at the house of Hneihin; soldiers broke into the house and searched it, damage was reported

Tulkarem resident arrested in Ramallah

Tuesday morning, Israeli troops invaded Allar village, north of the West Bank city of Ramallah, and arrested one resident from Tulkarem.

A local source in the village reported that soldiers installed a flying checkpoint near Ramallah, stopped several vehicles and arrested Mohammad Jeebat, 26, while he was heading back to his village.

Troops invade Nablus, and arrest five residents

Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank city of Nablus, and its Askar refugee camp, conducted military searches of homes and arrested five residents. <br/>

The Palestinian News Agency, WAFA, reported that soldiers supported by more than twenty armored vehicles invaded several neighborhoods in Nablus and Askar refugee camp and arrested five residents identified as Imad Al Aghbar, 21,  Ahmad Abu Sa’da, Abdul-Raziq Al Ratroot, 21, Ahid Al Deery, 30, and Ahmad Al Sarras, 18

The arrestees were taken to an unknown destination.

Under cover units of the Israeli army abduct a resident from Bethlehem‘s Dehiesha refugee camp

Under-cover units of the Israeli army abducted, on Tuesday, one resident from

Local sources reported that, the units disguised as Palestinian civilians stepped out a private Palestinian vehicle, and abducted Mohammad Yasin Manasra, 21, while he was standing near a local supermarket in the city

The under cover unit forced Manasra into the vehicle then fled the scene, local source added.

On Monday at night the Israeli army arrested Taghreed Khaleel Hannouni, 22, a student of Birzeit University, after breaking into her house in Kafer Ni’ma village, west of Ramallah.

Ehab, the brother of Nima, said that soldiers surrounded the house before breaking in, and imprisoned the family in one room then searched the house.

He added that an Israeli security officer took Taghreed to a separate room where he interrogated her before ordering the soldiers to arrest her.

Taghreed was taken to Dir Qiddees military camp, near the village.

Army arrests a Qalqilia resident

The Israeli army invaded the West Bank city of Qalqilia, on Tuesday at dawn, firing rounds of live ammunition, then broke into several homes forcing the residents out. One reisdent was arrested during the invasion, local sources reported. The resident was identified as Ahmad Mohamad Mubarak,18; he was taken to an unknown destination.

As five Palestinian hunger strikers in the city of Jenin enter their second week of hunger strike to protest what they call the ‘Israeli policy of starvation’ imposed on Palestinians since January, the Palestinian president has extended the offer of a peace dialogue.

An open-ended hunger strike begun last week by prominent Palestinian peace activists and scholars has drawn little international attention, but hunger strikers say they are ‘in it for the long haul’. Ghassan Andoni has been called the ‘Palestinian Gandhi’:


Meanwhile, nine Palestinians have been killed in the last weeks by Israeli air strikes and gunfire, and 2-300 artillery rounds a day are being fired by Israeli forces at Palestinian neighborhoods in the Gaza Strip.

Despite this, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international peace conference, and the once-militant Hamas party has indicated willingness to consider the 2002 Arab peace initiative.

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