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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday October 31st, 2012.

A Palestinian child critically injured by Israeli settler and activists release a video showing Israeli soldiers abuse a Palestinian woman.
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Hala Abu Ayiash, 11 years old, was injured on Wednesday when an Israeli settler rammed her near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

According to local sources Abu Ayiash was hit by the settler near the Jerusalem-Hebron road. She was moved to a hospital after sustaining critical wounds, local sources added.

In other news, Israeli soldiers demolished on Wednesday two Palestinian-owned homes near Jericho city. Residents said that soldiers arrived at location destroyed the two homes and the electricity network with their bulldozer then left. The army says that two homes are built without permission from the army.

Also on Wednesday, Palestinian activists released a video on YouTube showing Israeli soldiers attacking and arresting a Palestinian woman from Hebron city.

the video that was captured by local residents, and was broadcast by activists of the nonviolent group Youth Coalition Against Settlements, shows Israeli soldiers kidnapping a nonviolent activist and attacking his mother, who tried to de-arrest him. Eventually the soldiers kidnapped the mother.

The army fist broke into the home of Abdul-Rahman as-Salayma, 20, in order to arrest him for his nonviolent activities against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and settlements. The soldiers took as-Salayma out of his home, and his mother followed the soldiers screaming at them not to arrest him.

The soldiers then gathered around her and assaulted her; she fainted and fell to the ground.

The soldiers then brought a plastic chair and sat her on it, lifting her from her arms and feet in a degrading way. Later on, the soldiers cuffed the mother and placed her in a police jeep before driving away.

Moreover the video shows the soldiers also threatened to kidnap a young Palestinian woman who was filming them, telling her that “this is a military operation”, and that if she does not close the door and stop filming, she will be arrested too.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday October 31st 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.