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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday May 22nd, 2013.
Israeli soldiers invade West Bank communities kidnap civilians among them children and destroy property.
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The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) reported on Wednesday that Israeli soldiers kidnapped twelve children, students of the Orphanage School in occupied East Jerusalem.
Bassam Khalil, vice-principal of the school, stated that the army kidnapped the children as they left school in the Old City, and took them to a local Police station in the Chain Gate area. The army claimed that the children hurled stones at Israeli settlers’ vehicles in the area.
Earlier on Wednesday at dawn Israeli soldiers invaded different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped at least six Palestinians, the army broke into several homes and searched them causing property damage.
Local sources reported that several Israeli military jeeps invaded the Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped one resident. The sources added that the army also invaded Yasseed village, north of Nablus, and kidnapped another resident after violently searching his home.
The army also invaded Anabta town, near the northern West bank city of Tulkarem, and kidnapped one resident. Furthermore, undercover forces of the Israeli army, driving a Palestinian car, infiltrated into the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped one resident from the Jenin refugee camp.
The undercover soldiers also violently assaulted a Palestinian man during the kidnapping. Palestinian medics arrived at the scene and transferred him to a local hospital.
Furthermore, the Israeli army invaded Tammoun, near the central West Bank city of Tubas, and kidnapped one resident after breaking into his home.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday May 22nd 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.