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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, for Tuesday July 23, 2013.

Israeli troops attack a local school in the West Bank, and Egypt close the Rafah border crossing into Gaza. These stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli troops invaded on Tuesday morning the town of Huowara near the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Local sources said that soldiers searched and ransacked a number of homes then took control of the local school for boys.

When the night gourd of the school found the soldiers inside the school he called the Palestinian ministry of education in Nablus.

The ministry representative and the mayor of Houwara arrived at the school and were forced to leave after soldiers threatened them, the sources added. The Israeli forces left the school shortly after.

In the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the Egyptian Authorities told the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing between the coastal region and Egypt that the terminal will be closed today to celebrate the anniversary July 23 uprising and will resume work on Wednesday.

The Rafah crossing is the only way for Gazans in or out of the region since Israeli place the strip under siege six years ago.

In other news four Jordanian political detainees held by the Israeli army continued enter on Tuesday their 80th day of hunger strike demanding the halt of ill treatment by their captives and their freedom.

According to their lawyer, Hannan Al Khateeb, who visited them today, all four of them are suffering from lack of medical care and often are abused by Israeli soldiers.

Al Khateeb called on the international and local human rights groups to intervene to save the lives of those political prisoners.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday July 23, 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 Shamus Slaunwhite and me, Ghassan Bannoura.