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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday May 28th, 2013.
Israeli soldiers invade West Bank communities, search homes, and leave four injured during clashes with local youth. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Medical sources announced that four Palestinians have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and clashed with local youths on Tuesday morning.
In related news, the army invaded several towns, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and searched dozens of homes, and occupied some rooftops.
The invasions targeted As-Samoua’ town, Ath-Thaheriyya, Yatta, Ithna, and various neighborhoods in Hebron city.
Elsewhere, Israeli police officers kidnapped, Tuesday, one of the guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, after he tried to stop some extremist Israeli settlers from breaking into the yards of the mosque through the Al-Magharba Gate.
Eyewitnesses have reported that the police kidnapped Samer Qweider, after he asked the settlers to leave the mosque area as they marched in provocative manner.
The witnesses added that the settlers were marching in the eastern yard of the Al-Aqsa mosque, and were heading to towards the mosque itself.
The Police attacked Qweider, cuffed him, and took him to a nearby Israeli Police station.
In other news UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, stated that Israel is committing serious Human Rights violations, and called on Tel Aviv to stop its settlement construction activities, and to release Palestinian political prisoners.
Pillay made her statement during her speech at the 23rd session of the Human Rights Council, which started on Monday morning.
The Permanent Palestinian Observer Commission at the UN in Geneva, and a number of international organizations, are participating in the Council, local news sources reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday May 28th 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.