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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday November 6th, 2012.
Three Israeli soldiers injured during clashes near the Gaza borders, while Israeli forces demolish two Palestinian owned homes in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli sources reported that three Israeli soldiers were injured, on Tuesday morning, when an explosive device, planted near the border fence with Gaza, detonated near their vehicle.
One of the soldiers suffered light to moderate wounds due to a limb injury, , and was moved to the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. The other two soldiers suffered mild injuries, and were treated by military medics.
The explosion took place near Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and was caused by an explosive device placed by Palestinian fighters in Gaza, the Israeli army said. According to the Israeli online Ynet news, Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with the soldiers after the blast; no injuries were reported in the ensuing clashes.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers demolished, Tuesday, two Palestinian homes, a barn and two wells, and handed demolition orders against four more ho mes, in the villages of Ad-Deerat and Al-Jawaya, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.
The army wants to evict the Palestinians in order to declare the area as a closed military zone, to be used for training. It is worth mentioning that dozens of homes were previously demolished in areas around in the Hebron district under the same military claims.
In other news, five Palestinians were kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, by Israeli soldiers from the city of Tubas, in the central part of the West Bank. Soldiers invaded the city, and searched several homes. Local sources said that the army fired rounds of live ammunition and flares, before breaking into several homes and violently searching them.
Eyewitnesses reported that the soldiers also invaded the Al-Far’a nearby area, installed several roadblocks, and interrogated dozens of residents; no arrests were reported. The army kidnapped on Sunday evening, and on Monday at dawn, at least 14 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday November 6th 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.