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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday June 4th, 2013.
Soldiers attack civilians in occupied East Jerusalem and demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers fired dozens of tear gas canisters at a group of students and other civilians in east Jerusalem on Tuesday protesting an Israeli demolition order issued by the army on Monday.
The protest was not organized in advance, but broke out spontaneously in the Abu Dis neighborhood of East Jerusalem when Israeli Civil Administration officers, accompanied by armed Israeli troops, entered the neighborhood to issue a demolition order.
The demolition order issued by the Israeli officials ordered the destruction of a building owned by Ibrahim Abu Sneina. Earlier on Monday, the officials issued a demolition order to the owner of a building in Beit Hanina which is home to twenty people.
Students from Al Quds University joined the local residents in protesting the order to demolish their homes. Israeli troops responded by firing multiple rounds of tear gas. One female student fell and injured her face while running from the tear gas. No other injuries were reported.
Elsewhere dozens of Israeli military jeeps, accompanied by an armored D9 bulldozers, invaded the An- Nuwei’ma area, north of the West Bank city of Jericho, and demolished four homes, and four sheds.
Local news sources reported that the army surrounded the area before invading it.
Earlier on Tuesday at dawn dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped four Palestinians from the villages of Husan and Al-Asakra.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday June 4th 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.