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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Thursday August 15th, 2013.
Civilians injures during clashes with Israeli soldiers invading West Bank communities and settlers attack farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded various areas in the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped seven Palestinians. Clashes and injuries have been reported in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp.
The invasions took place during early dawn hours, Thursday, while the invading soldiers fired dozens of flares and concussion grenades.
Local sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the city and its refugee camp, broke into and violently searched several homes and kidnapped two Palestinians.
Local youths hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading soldiers who fired flares, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rounds of live ammunition.
Medical sources have reported that dozens of residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
Dozens of soldiers also invaded the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped four Palestinians after violently searching their homes
Israeli soldiers also invaded Doura town, south of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped one resident identified as Hatem Naji Amro after violently searching his home.
Soldiers also broke into the Islamic Charitable Society in the town, and searched it. Furthermore, a number of Israeli military vehicles invaded Ithna town, west of Hebron, and searched one home after breaking into it.
In other news armed Israeli settlers attacked on Thursday Palestinian farm lands near the village of Al Towani near Hebron city in southern West Bank.
Villagers said that the settlers attacked farmers who were working on their lands then uprooted 10 old olive trees owned by local farmers then left the area.
Al Towani and other villages in the southern Hebron hells are subjected to daily attacks by armed Israeli settlers living in illegal settlements nearby.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday August 15, 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 Shamus Slaunwhite and me, Ghassan Bannoura.