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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, September 26, 2013
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, injuries two civilians and kidnap five others. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinians have been injured by rounds of live ammunition fired by the army at Palestinians at the entrance of the Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Medical sources said that dozens of residents have also been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.
In other news, Israeli soldiers detained, for several hours, four Palestinian children in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and violently beat them before handing them back to the Palestinians.
Local sources said that the soldiers detained the four children for several hours in the Nashash area, at the southern entrance of Al-Khader.
The sources added that the children were violently beaten and kicked before the soldiers moved them to the District Coordination Office (DCO), west of Beit Jala city, and handed them to the Palestinian DCO.
Meanwhile on Thursday at dawn Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians in different parts of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, after the soldiers broke into and searched dozens of homes.
Israeli invasions and kidnappings were reported in the cities of Hebron, southern west Bank, as well as the nearby villages of Haloul and Dora.
In Jerusalem a group of extremist Israeli soldiers attacked several Palestinian youths in the Al-Qarmy neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, as they verbally confronted settlers who marched there.
Witnesses said that approximately 400 settlers organized provocative marches in the Arab neighborhoods of Saraya, Al-Hakary, and Al-Qarmy, and were dancing and chanting provocative chants against the Arabs and Palestinians, in addition to chanting “Jerusalem is ours”.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, September 26, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website atwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.