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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday June 19th, 2013.

Israeli settlers attack a Palestinian village and troops kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Band areas. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli settlers attacked on Wednesday afternoon a Palestinian night guard near Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s old city.

Witnesses told local news that the settlers attacked the man while Israeli police officers were watching and did nothing to stop the attack. The guard sustained light wounds, the sources added.

Palestinian sources have reported that Israeli soldiers kidnapped a total of 18 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

The army invaded the West Bank districts of Jenin, Nablus, Hebron, and occupied East Jerusalem, broke into and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped 18 Palestinians.

Three Palestinians were kidnapped from Qabalan village, near the northern West bank city of Nablus, three more were kidnapped in Jenin, six in the Al-Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron, Ath-Thaheriyya and Doura, south of Hebron, and five in occupied Jerusalem.

Earlier on Tuesday late at night a number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked the village of Aseera Al-Qibliyya, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and burnt the room of the guard of the local water storage facility.

Local sources have reported that the settlers burnt the room of the guard who managed to escape unharmed. The settlers also tried to attack a number of homes in the village.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday June 19th news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.