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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday December 27th, 2012.

Israeli settlers uproot trees owned by Palestinian farmers, in northern West Bank and troops level a Palestinian house near Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli settlers attacked on Thursday midday the village of Qassra near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Local sources reported that settlers attacked residents’ homes and uprooted 40 olive trees owned by local farmers.

Residents told local news that the settlers also attacked them on Wednesday night.

In the central West Bank town of al Eizaryia, Israeli troops demolished on Thursday a house and a workshop.

Witnesses said that troops arrived at the town and forced the family out of the house then demolished it and the workshop close by. Troops did not allow the residents to remove their belongings before leveling the house.

In the Jordan valley, the Israeli military handed over orders to Palestinians residents from the beduien villages of Mayita and Burj to leave their homes.

According to t he military orders the Palestinian farmers have until next Tuesday to evacuate the two areas. According to the army the areas will be used for military training.

In other news, the information center of the Palestinian health ministry in Gaza issued a report on Thursday saying that Israeli attacks during 2012 on Gaza have left 278 Palestinians dead and 2158 injured.

According to the report out of the 278 killed Gazans in 2012 there were 189 that were killed during the Israeli eight day war on Gaza in November. Moreover the November Israeli war left 1526 injured according to the report.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday December 27th, 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.