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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Tuesday September 3rd, 2013.
Israeli soldiers kidnap Palestinian civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities and tanks attack areas in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Monday at night and on Tuesday at dawn, various districts in the occupied West bank, and kidnapped eight Palestinian civilians.
Local sources said that Israeli troops invaded the southern west Bank city of Hebron, searched homes and kidnapped four residents including a 15 year old teenager.
In Jenin city, northern West Bank, Israeli troops searched a number of homes then kidnapped two men. Soldiers attacked and beat up Odaiy Ba’jawi, 21, as they kidnapped his brother. Ba’jawi was moved to Jenin city hospital for treatment, medical sources said.
Another civilian was kidnapped when troops invaded Jaba’ village, south of Jenin. Moreover Israeli army forces invaded Sanour village, near Jenin, and kidnapped one resident. Soldiers also handed seventeen young men from the village military warrants ordering them to head to the Salem military base for interrogation.
Later on Tuesday midday Israeli military police kidnapped a Palestinian woman near the illegal settlement of Ma’alieh Admomem outside East Jerusalem.
Witnesses told local news that officers stopped the car the woman was driving then handcuffed her and took her away without any reason.
In other news, a number of armored Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Tuesday a limited invasion into Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Local sources said that the military vehicles came from the Kissufim Israeli military camp, across the border with Gaza.
The vehicles advanced hundreds of meters into the area firing dozens of rounds of live ammunition; no clashes or injuries have been reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday September 3rd 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 George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.