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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday January 29th, 2013.
Soldiers invade and search homes in the west Bank and place a siege on a village for resisting the Israeli wall. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday at dawn the village of the Al-Mogheer, east of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and took pictures of 14 homes after breaking into them and searching them.
The residents reported that several Israeli military vehicles invaded the village and took pictures of the 14 homes after forcing the families out in the cold for several hours. The soldiers also interrogated the residents while inspecting their ID cards.
Elsewhere the Israeli army denied the transport of construction materials and saplings on Tuesday into the village of Beit Iksa, north of occupied East Jerusalem.
Head of the Beit Iksa village council, Kamal Hababa, stated that the army claimed that the youth in the village use the construction materials during protests against the annexation wall, settlements, and against the occupation.
Hababa said that the army imposed a strict siege on the village, starting two weeks ago, and is preventing the residents from entering or leaving it. He added that, a week ago, the soldiers started preventing trucks from entering the village to collect the garbage.
A month ago, the Israeli army decided to illegally confiscate 12000 Dunams of land from the villagers, leaving them with only 2000 Dunams. The villagers started holding nonviolent protests against the Israeli Annexation Wall that surrounds the village, and against the ongoing Israeli military violations.
In other news The Israeli army claimed today that its soldiers managed to foil an infiltration attempt on Monday late at night by gunmen who attempted to infiltrate into Israel through the Egyptian border. The army said that gunmen approached the Egyptian side of the border fence, while a car also approached the Israeli side of the fence.
According to the Israeli military statement, the soldiers noticed the vehicle approaching the fence, and ordered the driver to stop, but he did not cede to the soldiers command, and the army opened fire. Two persons were in the car and were both injured before the army took them to the Soroka hospital in Beershivsa (Be’er As-Sabe’).
And thatâs all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday January 29th, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Todayâs report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.