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Welcome to Palestine Today a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday September 20, 2010.

Israeli military storm the village of Bil’in and settlers uproot trees in Hebron, these stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.

An Israeli military force invaded the village of Bil’in, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah on Monday midday.
Eyad Burnat head of the popular committee against the wall and settlements in the village told IMEMC, that Israeli troops stormed a number of homes and attempted to arrest local youth, however, they found no one to arrest.

During the search, Burnat added, soldiers fired tear gas at local youth who responded by hurling stones at the soldiers. At least a dozen civilians suffered effects of tear gas inhalation and were treated locally.

Also in the West Bank, Israeli military abducted three citizens from the villages of Jab’a and Seelit ad-Dahr, near the northern city of Jenin Monday morning.
According to a Palestinian security source, the Israeli military abducted Imad Sobhi, 28 from Jab’a after breaking into his parent’s house and tampering with its contents.
Moreover, troops abducted two citizens from Seelit ad-Dahr. The two were identified as Adnan Ma’lol, 30 and Allam al-Kelani, 24.

In the southern part of theWest Bank, a groups of Israeli settlers uprooted grape vines that belong to a Palestinian farmer from Al-Bak’aa area near Hebron, Monday morning.

The Palestine News Agency (WAFA) reported that the Israeli authorities also told the farmer that the military administration is planning to confiscate around 10 acres of his land in the village of Dura.

The land owner, Sufian Sultan said settlers from the nearby Kharsina settlement trespassed into his land and uprooted the grape trees with the grapes on them, and took the iron bars that support the trees.

Sultan told media that he tried to call the police to complain, but they did not answer, and then he complained to the Red Cross and some human rights organisations in order to help him in this matter.

In Nablus, Palestinian farmers told media that Israeli settlers trespassed into olive orchards in the village of Burin, near Nablus and stole the olives.

Eyewitnesses told media that three areas were targeted by the Israeli settlers in the village. Local youth clashed with the trespassing settlers by throwing rocks at them No injuries were reported.

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