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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Israeli settlers harass West Bank residents as army tanks and bulldozers invade parts of the Gaza strip. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers destroyed Khirbit Makhoul Bedouin village in the West Bank’s Northern Plains area, for the fourth time in a row.

Local sources have reported that do zens of Israeli soldiers invaded the village, approximately at 2:30 at dawn, and forced the residents out of their sheds and tents, and demolished the structures.

The attack comes two days after the residents rebuilt their structures, and installed tents, after the army demolished them in a previous attack.

Soldiers also drove one of their armored vehicles through a shed that was installed just two days ago after the army destroyed the village for the third time on Monday.

The tents that have been removed, and the structures, were donated by international human rights organizations a few days ago.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn the Al-Khader town, and Husan village, in the Bethlehem district, and kidnapped a youth and a child.

Palestinian sources said that dozens of soldiers invaded the Old Town in the Al-Khader, broke into a home and violently searched it before kidnapping one child. Soldiers also invaded Husan village, west of Bethlehem, and kidnapped one resident.

In northern West Bank A number of extremist Israeli settlers closed, late on Wednesday at night, the western entrance of Ya’bod village, near the city of Jenin, and harassed several residents. Soldiers invaded the village and broke into a store.

Local sources said the settlers were dancing in the streets, chanting anti-Arab slogans, and were cursing at the residents, and conducting provocative acts.

The settlers used generators to light out the streets, and to power up loud speakers, while Israeli soldiers were deployed in the area without attempting to stop them.

In the Gaza strip, a number of armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, in Thursday morning, an area east of Khoza’a town, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and in the Zeitoun neighborhood, east of Gaza Strip, and uprooted Palestinian lands.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, October 3, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.