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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday October 15th, 2012.
Israeli soldiers invade a number of west Bank communities and arrests 13 civilians including children and Israel warn aid ship to Gaza that it will not be allowed to reach the costal enclave. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, 13 Palestinians in different parts of the West Bank, including two children, 12 and 11 years old, who were taken from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, and a 15-year-old child in Hebron.
The Israeli military claimed that some of the kidnapped residents are believed “to be planning to carry out attacks against Israeli targets”.
Soldiers invaded Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped a child identified as Sa’ady Hasan al-Allami, 15, after the breaking into his parents’ home and searching it.
Furthermore, the army kidnapped Mosallam Mousa Odeh, 12, after breaking into his family’s home in al-Bustan neighborhood, in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem.
This is the 12th time the army has kidnapped Mosallam. Also in Jerusalem, the army kidnapped an 11-year-old child, identified as Mohammad Zaytoun, and held him at a police station in the city, where he was interrogated for several hours.
In other News Israel issued a warning informing Finland that its army will intercept and stop the Estelle solidarity ship heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian supplies.
The ship sailed from Italy heading to the coastal region carrying activists from different countries, including human rights defenders from Finland.
Israel sent an official letter in this regard to the Finnish Foreign Ministry, but did not state what type of action it will be taking against the ship sailing under a Finnish flag. Israel said that the ship will not be allowed to reach Gaza, and will be stopped.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday October 15th 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.