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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday November 7th, 2012.
Israelis military take over Palestinian owned lands and settlers bulldoze farmers’ lands to establish an illegal settlement. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Under the pretext of “military considerations”, the Israeli army informed Palestinian residents of al-Fordaes village, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, that it intends to seize large areas of their lands in al-Oqban area, Palestine news sources reported.
Hasan Breijieh, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Bethlehem, stated that the army placed the orders on the targeted lands, and added that the farmers found these orders when they headed there.
In related news, armed Israeli settlers bulldozed Palestinian agricultural lands in Khallit al-Qoton area, south of Bethlehem, in order to build a new settlement; the area in question is 1,700 Dunams (approx. 420 acres).
Elsewhere in the West Bank, Israeli soldiers handed over 40 demolishing orders to residents of Tanna village, near Nablus in northern West Bank.
Palestinian sources said that troops invaded the village and handed the military orders to residents and told them the orders will be implemented on Saturday. If the military implements the orders 40 families will be rendered homeless, local sources added.
In other news Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, four Palestinians during invasions targeting different parts of the occupied West Bank.
The army invaded several areas in the districts of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jericho, Ramallah and Tulkarem.
Since the start of this week the army has kidnapped at least 30 Palestinian civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday November 7th 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.