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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday May 29th, 2013.
Israeli soldiers demolish Palestinian homes in Jerusalem and kidnap civilians during invasions targeting west Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Local sources in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, have reported that a number of Israeli soldiers hurled stones and empty bottles at a number of Palestinians in the center of the city.
The sources said that the army invaded the neighborhood, and occupied a rooftop of a local home, before throwing stones and bottles from the rooftop; no injuries have been reported.
The Israeli also army invaded the towns of Yatta, As-Sammoa’, Halhoul and Bani Neim near Hebron, after blocking their main entrances. Army also installed a roadblock at the entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron, stopped and searched dozens of vehicles and interrogated the residents while inspecting their ID cards.
Eelier, on Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Wednesday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Sorra village, and the Balata refugee camp east of the city, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a former political prisoner who was released a few months ago.
Seven Palestinians kidnapped late on Tuesday at night.
Moreover several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded the Al-Aqaba area in Beit Hanina, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and surrounded a home before demolishing it on Wednesday. Soldiers also demolished a car repair shop near Jerusalem.
Workers of the Jerusalem Municipality broke into the two-story building in Beit Hanina, and violently removed furniture and property out. The building was home to ten members of two families who were rendered homeless. The army also attacked and kidnaped two Palestinians in Beit Hanina.
In other news several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded on Wednesday morning Palestinian farmlands, east of the Al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza, and opened fire at Palestinian farmers forcing them out of their lands.
Eyewitnesses have reported that three tanks and four military bulldozers advanced hundreds of meters into the Palestinian territory, and fired rounds of live ammunition and gas bombs at the farmers who were forced to leave their lands. No injuries were reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday May 29th 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.