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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday April 15, 2013.

Israeli soldiers clash with youth in the southern West Bank and settlers attack a village in the northern West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli settlers attacked on Monday the village of Madaama near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
According to villagers a group of armed settlers from the nearby illegal settlement of Yetzhar attacked villagers’ homes and destroyed the water reservoir that supplies the entire village with drinking water.

Later on Monday clashes erupted between invading Israeli troops and local youth at Al Khader village near Bethlehem in southern part of the West Bank.

Local sources reported that Israeli soldiers used tear gas and sound bombs to attack residents and youth. Many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In other news a report written by Israeli Journalist, Gideon Levi, and published by Haaretz Hebrew Language daily, accuses the Israeli military of deliberately executing two Palestinians recently. The two were shot by the army at the Ennab roadblock, east of Anabta near the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.

The two Palestinians, identified as Naji Al-Balbisi, 18, and Amer Nassar, 17, were shot by several rounds of live ammunition from a close range. At least four other Palestinians were injured.

Levy said that “on the eve on Wednesday April 3rd, under the military monitoring tower, near the entrance of Tulkarem, an execution took place…. There can be no other words to describe what happened there.”

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday April 15th 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 Ghassan Bannoura and me, Terrina Aguilar.

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