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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday October 1st, 2012.

A Palestinian teenager founded dead in central West Bank and clashes erupts in Jerusalem as troops attack residents’ homes. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian medical sources reported on Monday that the body of a 16-year old Palestinian youth was found near Beit Arieh, an illegal Israeli settlement built on Palestinian lands that belong to residents of Aboud village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Initial reports indicated that Ashraf Ali Al-Ali, 16, was killed on Sunday evening near the settlement, and that the cause of death is a sharp blow to the head likely caused by a hit-and-run accident.

The Palestinian Authority in the West Bank initiated contacts with the Israeli side in order to receive the body to conduct the needed autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The slain youth is a Bedouin living with his family and tribe near Aboud village. Further information is not yet available due to the fact that the body is still with the Israeli side.

In Jerusalem on Monday Israeli soldiers attacked the Palestinian neighborhood of Rass al Amood and arrested one man. Clashed erupted last night at Rass al Amood when soldiers arrested four Palestinian men accused of shooting at settlers. Israeli media announced that four soldiers were lightly wounded in the clashes.

In other news Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, three Palestinians from Azzoun village, in northern West Bank; the army also opened fire at random and installed several roadblocks. In related news, the army installed several temporary roadblocks in several areas in the Jenin district. The army stopped dozens of vehicles and interrogated the residents while inspecting their ID cards.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday October 1st news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.