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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday October 4th, 2012.
Israeli soldiers attack West Bank communities and clash with local youth while Israeli military court evict settlers from a Palestinian owned home. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli forces invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian communities in southern and northern West Bank. Troops broke into several homes and buildings leading to clashes with dozens of local youths, injuries were reported.
In the city of Tulkarem, the army installed several roadblocks, stopped dozens of vehicles and interrogated the residents while inspecting their ID cards. Local sources reported that dozens of local youths hurled stones and empty bottled at the invading army, while the soldiers fired rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs; several residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Israeli forces also invaded Jenin and the nearby villages of Arraba, Fahma. Troops interrogated several residents and handed two youth’s military orders to head to the nearest security base for interrogation.
In southern West Bank, the Israeli army invaded Hebron, and kidnapped one resident; the army also broke into several homes and installed dozens of roadblocks in the district. Several Israeli military jeeps also invaded the towns of Bani Neim and Halhoul north of Hebron and D oura in the south.
In other news The Israeli Civil Administration Office in the occupied West Bank decided not to grant a group of settlers a permit to purchase a Palestinian home near the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The settlers now have the option of contesting the ruling at the Israeli Military Court of Appeals.
Six months ago, a group of settlers broke into the home after claiming that they bought it; several ministers of the extremist government coalition of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, showed support to the settlers, and even visited them in the occupied property. the army earlier this year evicted the settlers while PM Netanyahu promised to examine the legality of the claimed purchase within a month.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday October 4th news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.