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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday June 25th, 2013.
Israeli soldiers invade west Bank communities search homes and kidnap civilians after clashing with local youth. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped Tuesday at dawn two Palestinian children in the Al-Ram town, north of occupied East Jerusalem.
Local sources have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and clashed with local youths who hurled stones at them.
The sources added that the army kidnapped two children identified as Tareq Dweik and Yazan Az-Zaro. The army claimed that the invasion was carried out after Molotov cocktails were thrown at a military jeep parked near the entrance of the town.
Soldiers then invaded the area and fired dozens of concussion grenades, gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.
In other news a number of Israeli military jeeps invaded on Tuesday at dawn the central West Bank city of Salfit, broke into homes and searched them.
Local sources have reported that the soldiers handed a number of residents military warrants ordering them to head to a nearby military base for interrogation.
The sources added that a number of Israeli security officers, who accompanied the soldiers, participated in the search of local homes, and interrogated several residents.
Soldiers also fired several concussion grenades and gas bombs in a number of neighborhoods in Salfit.
In related news, several Palestinians have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation during clashes that took place after dozens of soldiers invaded Al-Ezariyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem.
Also on Tuesday at dawn, a number of military jeeps invaded Beit Sahour city, near Bethlehem, broke into the home of Khaled Shahin, and violently searched it; no arrests were reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday June 25th 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.