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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday May 13th, 2013.
Israeli troops attack West Bank communities leaving injuries, as settlers attack Palestinian villagers’ homes and cars. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian sources reported on Monday that a group of extremist Israeli settlers attacked and destroyed Palestinian property, destroyed graves and wrote racist graffiti in As-Swiya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The sources said that the settlers destroyed a hothouse and two agricultural tractors that belong to resident Abdul-Aziz Nasr, and also attacked and defaced a number of graves in the village, and wrote racist graffiti on them.
On Sunday evening, several settlers hurled stones at dozens of Palestinian cars at the Shave Shomron junction, near Nablus, causing extensive damage, no injuries have been reported.
Also On Saturday evening, a Palestinian man was injured after being attacked by extremist settlers who invaded the Burin village, south of Nablus.
Elsewhere Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, several Palestinians, including an imam of a local mosque, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, after violently breaking into their homes and searching them.
Moreover Israeli troops also invaded the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, kidnapped two Palestinian identified as Raed Amin Dhabaya, 36, and Mohammad Amer Zobeidy, 38, and took them to an unknown destination.
Local sources reported that more than twenty military vehicles invaded the camp, approximately at 2 after midnight, and fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and concussion grenades, during clashes that took place with local residents.
The sources said that an exchange of fire took place around the home of Dhabaya before he was taken prisoner, and that several injuries have been reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday May 13th 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.