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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday November 1st, 2012.
Israeli troops arrest eleven Palestinian civilians during dawn invasions, while Israeli settlers clash with the military for evacuating an illegal settlement. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the West Bank Districts of Hebron, Bethlehem, Tulkarem and Ramallah, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped eleven residents. The army also desecrated a mosque in Ithna, near Hebron.
Local sources said that the army invaded Ithna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and attacked the local Ahmad Yassin mosque. Soldiers broke into the mosque and violently searched it, causing damage to its property.
In other news The Ahrar Center for Detainees’ Studies and Human Rights reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped 292 Palestinians in October from different parts of the West Bank, including 26 children.
Fuad al-Khuffash, head of the Ahrar Center, stated that nine of the kidnapped Palestinian are from the Gaza Strip, while the rest (283) were kidnapped from their homes, and on roadblocks, in different parts of the West Bank.
The Center said that Jerusalem witnessed the highest leveled of arrests as the army kidnapped 103 Palestinians, including seven children, five women, and five journalists.
It is worth mentioning that the army killed fifteen Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in October, in repeated Israeli air strikes and bombardments.
Elsewhere Israeli sources reported Thursday that Israeli settlers clashed with Israeli soldiers while demolishing three illegal structures built by the settlers near the Yitzhar illegal settlement, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Israeli TV, Channel 10, reported that the incident took place on Wednesday at night, and that one settler was apprehended by the soldiers; no injuries were reported.
Channel 10 added that several Israeli military jeeps arrived at the illegal outpost, and started the demolition of three illegal structures, before dozens of young settlers started throwing rocks at the soldiers, and tried to obstruct their work.
The settlers claimed that the army resorted to excessive use of force against them, and added that several settlers were detained after the army confiscated their mobile phones.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday November 1st 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.