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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Thursday September 12th, 2013.
Israeli soldiers invade West Bank communities, injure seven civilians and kidnap another five. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, have reported that seven residents have been injured by Israeli army fire after dozens of soldiers invaded the Askar refugee camp, east of the city, and kidnapped several residents.
Local sources said that the soldiers invaded the camp and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades and flares, wounding seven Palestinians.
Soldiers also kidnapped a father and his two sons after violently breaking into their home. Furthermore, medical sources have reported that a Palestinian youth was moderately injured after being shot by Israeli soldiers near the Joseph Tomb, in Nablus.
The army claimed that the soldiers shot the young man after he opened fire at them; Israeli medics moved the wounded man to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.
Local sources said that several Israeli buses and military jeeps invaded the city, and surrounded the Joseph Tomb area, near the Balata refugee camp in the city, and prevented the Palestinian from approaching it so that the settlers can pray in the tomb.
Clashes have been reported between local youths and the soldiers; locals hurled stones and Molotov cocktails while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, and rubber-coated metal bullets.
Also in northern West Bank, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded several areas in the city of Jenin, kidnapped five Palestinians, and confiscated computers and tractors. Soldiers also demolished a building and structures.
In other news Israeli sources have reported that two settler women were mildly injured after a number of Palestinian youths threw stones at their car, near Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
The sources said that the two women were moved to the Hadassah Israeli hospital in Jerusalem, suffering minor injuries.
The army initiated a search campaign, and invaded several Palestinian homes in the area. Hebron has been subject to extensive Israeli military assaults that led to dozens of arrests and injuries, especially in the Al-Arroub refugee camp, leading to further tension in the area.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday September 12th 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.