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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian village near Jerusalem, while soldiers kidnap civilians during predawn invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Local sources in the Nabi Samuel village, northwest of occupied East Jerusalem, have reported that a number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked and destroyed a car wash facility that belongs to a resident in the village. The attack is the fourth of its kind in two months.

Resident Anas Adel Obeid, 33, stated that his facility is the only source of livelihood to 12 family members.

Obeid said that during this attack, and all three previous attacks, the settlers damaged water tanks and threw them onto the ground, destroyed pipelines and other equipment.

Elsewhere Palestinian medical sources have reported that several residents have been treated for the effects of teargas inhalation after Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Khader town, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Eyewitnesses have reported that a number of soldiers fired gas bombs and concussion grenades at a number of home in Abu Soud area, west of the al-Khader.

They added that a sound of explosion was heard in the area, and that dozens of soldiers invaded Palestinian lands and searched them.

Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers invaded the town of Beit Omer near the southern West Bank cit y of Hebron, searched homes and kidnapped three civilians.

Witnesses said that the three men were in a truck driving into the village when soldiers stopped them and took them away.

Moreover Israeli soldiers invaded the nearby village of Yatta and handed two residents demolishing orders to their homes and animal huts. The soldiers claimed that the structures are built without the army permission.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October 2, 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.