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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Wednesday September 11th, 2013.
Israeli troops invade west Bank communities; demolish homes and kidnapped civilians including children. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers demolished on Wednesday 10 tents owned by Palestinian Bedouins from the village of Al Zayiem, to the north of occupied East Jerusalem.
Villagers said that troops invaded the village and destroyed the 10 tents, home to 35 people, clamming that they are built without permission.
Eelier on Wednesday at dawn two Palestinian children have been kidnapped by Israeli soldiers invading the Ar-Ras village, south of Tulkarem, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Local sources have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the village, harassed several residents, and kidnapped two children identified as Ali Bdeirat, 16, and Mohammad Zaky, 15.
The two kidnapped children were playing in a farmland west of the village. The soldiers cuffed the two children, and took them to an unknown destination.
In related news, soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
The army claimed that soldiers stopped a car transporting the three, and located two rifles and several magazines.
Furthermore, dozens of soldiers closed the main entrance of the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of Hebron, stopped and searched Palestinian cars while interrogating the residents.
The incident led to clashes between the soldiers and local youths who hurled stones at them; the army fired rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Medical sources said that at least two residents received treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday September 11th 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.