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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center for Tuesday April 13, 2010.

One Palestinian killed in Gaza while Israeli settlers and soldiers invade West Bank areas, these stories in details coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

Israeli settlers invaded the village of Kherbit El-Hamam near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem on Tuesday.

Around fifty settlers of different ages marched through the village that is inhabited by around 70 Palestinians, around noon time, when the children go back to their homes from the schools in the nearby villages, witnesses reported. The settlers visited some archeological sites in the village and positioned themselves at one of the entrances of the village.

The villagers complain form these lately frequent visits and said that in previous visits, the settlers assaulted some youth and threw stones at some of the residents cars, and in other cases prevented the farmers from reaching their farm lands.

Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli soldiers invaded the village of Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and broke into the home of 16-year-old Khalil Ibrahim.

Ibrahim, was not at home during the invasion, instead the soldiers presented his family with a military order summoning him to a nearby military facility for interrogation.

Ibrahim was released two months ago from an Israeli jail after serving one month in detention for his involvement in nonviolent protest against the Wall and settlements in the village.

Staying in the West Bank where clashes took place between dozens of Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers and settlers who invaded the city of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Israeli troops opened fire at youth who tried to stop the soldiers and settlers from entering the city by throwing stones at their military vehicles and buses, however no injuries were reported.

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources reported that one fighter was killed and three were wounded Tuesday morning, during clashes that took place when Israeli military forces invaded an area east of Al Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

The sources added that medics recovered the body of Marwan Al Jarba, 25, and transferred three other residents to Al Aqsa Hospital. The wounded suffered moderate-to-severe wounds, the source said.

Medics are still sweeping the area after receiving information that other residents might have been killed or wounded in the clashes.


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