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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday May 14th, 2013.

Israeli settler injures a Palestinian child and soldiers invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian child sustained wounds on Tuesday midday when an Israeli settler hit her with his car in the old city part of Hebron, southern West Bank.

Local sources said that the little girl was moved to a hospital in Jerusalem after sustaining hit to the head. Residents said that the settler hit the child and run away.

In other news Israeli soldiers invaded different parts of the West Bank, searched homes and property, and kidnapped several Palestinians, including university students, before taking them to unknown destinations.

Local sources in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, reported that the army invaded the Ad-Dahiya area, broke into and searched several homes and kidnapped one resident.

Soldiers also invaded Ya’bod village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped seven Palestinians, including six students of the American University. Army further kidnapped three Palestinians in the Hebron district southern West Bank.

Local sources reported that clashes took place between local youths and the invading soldiers who broke into and searched several homes. It is worth mentioning that the army kidnapped 45 Palestinians in Beit Ummar town since the beginning of this year, local activists reported.

In Jerusalem, the soldiers broke into the home of a local reporter identified as Yousef Al-Hoot, in Anata town, and kidnapped his son, Nassar, 21, a student of the Al-Quds Open University. The soldiers also broke into and searched several homes.

Also on Tuesday Israeli settlers attacked the village of Buren near the northern West Bank city of Nablus and set fire to local farmers crops. Residents said that Israeli soldiers did not allow the farmers to get near the land to save their plants.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday May 14th 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.

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