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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday December 19h, 2012.

Israeli troops injure civilians in northern West Bank and attack residents’ homes in Jerusalem .These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian medical sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported Wednesday that several residents have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation after the army fired gas bombs at them near the southern entrance of the city. Two children were kidnapped in a nearby village.

The sources said that the army installed a sudden roadblock near Jannat Park, stopped dozens of Palestinian vehicles, and detained the residents while interrogating them. The soldiers also forced the several residents against a wall for an extended period an issue that pushed some residents to hurl stones at the soldiers and their jeeps.

The army then fired gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets, and withdrew from the area. Late on Tuesday at evening, the army kidnapped two Palestinian children from Arbona village, east of Jenin.

Elsewhere Palestinian sources in occupied East Jerusalem reported Wednesday that Israeli soldiers imposed a full siege on the El-Isawiyya town, in the center of the city, conducted searches of Palestinian vehicles while inspecting the residents ID card, and removed the protest tent installed in solidarity with hunger striking detainee, Samer Al-Eesawy of Al-Isawiyya.

For the second time, Israeli soldiers broke into and removed the protest tent and attacked several locals while interrogating them and inspecting their ID cards.
The sources added that Israeli soldiers and personnel of the Israeli Tax department broke into several local shops an issue that pushed the shop owners to close their business.

Dozens of soldiers and policemen were deployed in the area, and completely isolated it from its surrounding areas, and the rest of occupied Jerusalem.

On Tuesday, the army kidnapped lawyer Shireen Al-Eesawy, the sister of Samer; she will be arraigned today, Thursday, as the army claims that she “attacked security personnel”. The soldiers also attacked several family members of Al-Eesawy during the court session.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday December 19h, 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.