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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, October 7, 2013.

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian villages and destroy property as troops invade communities and kidnap a number of civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli settlers attacked on Monday a number of West Bank communities vandalized a mosque and destroyed a number of Palestinian owned cars. Settlers also cut olive trees owned by local farmers.

A group of extremist Israeli settlers burnt two Palestinian cars, and attacked a mosque in Beit Iksa village, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, and wrote racist anti-Islamic graffiti.

Local sources in Beit Iksa said that the settlers invaded the village during early dawn hours, and burnt two cars. The sources added that the settlers came from Ramot illegal settlement.

Elsewhere a number of extremist settlers cut several olive trees in Ras Karkar village, west of Ramallah in central west Bank. residents said that the settlers destroyed around 10 olive trees then fled the scene.

In other news Israeli soldiers invaded the Beit Ummar and Ithna towns, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and kidnapped three Palestinians.

Also near Hebron Dozens of soldiers invaded Lasfa area, near Yatta, and handed the residents military warrants ordering them to remove their solar panels.

the village, is one of eight villages Israeli wants to destroy in the area, as the villages are not recognize by the Civil Administration officer run by the Israeli military occupying Palestine.

Eelier on Monday Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Azzoun Atma town, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and kidnapped four children, including an 8-year-old.

Local sources said that the children were playing in Palestinian olive orchard, near the main road of the village, when the soldiers attacked and kidnapped them.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, October 7, 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.