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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org for Monday 16 September, 2013.
Israeli military kidnap a number of Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and settlers attack Palestinian children in East Jerusalem, these stories and more, coming up, stay tuned.
On Monday at dawn dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and kidnapped five Palestinians, including a son of an imprisoned Palestinian legislator. At least fifteen Palestinians have been kidnapped by the army in different parts of West Bank.
Also on Monday Israeli soldiers invaded Khirbit Makhoul in the West Bank Northern Plains area, and demolished homes and residential structures.
Local sources said that dozens of Israeli military jeeps, and military bulldozers, invaded the village and started demolishing its structures.
The sources added that the villagers never received any notices or orders from the military, and never had the chance to legally challenge the Israeli decision.
In other news, Israeli soldiers broke into the home of legislator Hatem Qfeisha, who is still imprisoned by Israel, and kidnapped his son Anas, 17, and his brother Sobhi Qfeisha.
Soldiers also kidnapped Abdullah Jneidy, 19, and broke into his home and searched it, causing excessive property damage.
Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded Beit Awwa, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped Abdullah Masalma.
Mohammad Ayyad, media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements, in Beit Ummar town, stated that the soldiers also invaded the town, and kidnapped Mohammad Ikhlayyel, 18.
Ayyad added that the kidnapped Palestinians have been cuffed, blindfolded, and were taken by the soldiers to an unknown destination.
An extremist Israeli settler attacked Palestinian children in Al-Esawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and violently bit them and attacked another Palestinian man who tried to stop him.
The resident, Maher Abu Leil, 48, suffered various cuts and bruises when he tried to stop the assailant who targeted children playing in the neighbourhood.
His sister said that he was going to the market when he noticed the settler using an iron bar to hit Palestinian children, and rushed to defend them.
On Sunday morning Israeli soldiers kidnapped three children from Ya’bad town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and installed a roadblock at the eastern entrance of the village, searched cars and interrogated several residents.
Local sources have reported that the soldiers invaded the western neighbourhood of Ya’bad, broke into and searched several homes and kidnapped the three children. The soldiers also invaded the nearby village of Zibda.
The sources identified the kidnapped children are Adham Abu Rmeila, Mohammad Abady, and Hani Zayed.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday September 16th 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please keep visiting our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi