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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Soldiers kill a civilian near Gaza borders while Israeli settlers attack Palestinian village and set a car on fire. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Monday night Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man, injured and kidnapped another, near the border fence, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli media sources said that the soldiers opened fire at two Palestinians who approached the border fence, and attempted to cut a hole in it before the army chased them.

The sources added that the army did not mention anything about whether the Palestinians carried any weapons or explosives, an issue that indicates they might have been trying to enter Israeli territory searching for work.

Also on Monday night and Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers stationed across the border with Gaza fired a number of shells into an area, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses said that Israeli tanks fired at least four shells, while the soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition in addition to firing flares. No injuries were reported.

Elsewhere For the second time in two days, extremist Israeli settlers broke a gravestone in a Christian Cemetery that belongs to the Latin Patriarchate in occupied East Jerusalem.

Extremists also slashed tires of six cars.
Witnesses , stated that dozens of settlers were celebrating in Nabi Daoud area, and later on, some of them infiltrated into the area, destroyed Christian gravestone, and wrote racist graffiti, such as “Revenge”, and “Price Tag”, on a number of walls and cars.

Moreover on Tuesday at dawn, a number of extremist Israeli settlers burnt a Palestinian car, in Burin village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Ghassan Daghlas, in charge of Israeli Settlements File in the northern part of the West Bank, stated that such attacks witnessed a sharp escalation this week, targeting Palestinian lands and property in Nablus, mainly in its countryside.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, October 1, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.