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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, October 10, 2013.

Israeli troops attack a Palestinian child in Jerusalem and kidnap a civilian in northern west Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers attacked on Thursday afternoon a Palestinian child in Jerusalem old city, local sources reported.

According to witnesses a group of Israeli soldiers stopped the child at the entrance of Al Aqsa Mosque then beat him up and left. The boy was moved to a local clinic in the old city after sustaining light wounds.

Eelier on Thursday Israeli troops manning a checkpoint near Nablus city in northern West Bank kidnapped a Palestinian man.

Yuosif Ishtawi, 22, was on his way home at Kufer Qadom village near Nablus coming from his work in Jericho, when soldiers stopped him at the checkpoint searched him then took him to unknown location, local sources reported.

Ishtawi was kidnapped earlier in the year by Israeli troops from his home for taking part in the weekly peaceful protests against the wall and settlement that are held in his village every Friday.

Elsewhere, Israeli police forces arrested on Thursday 13 Palestinian workers from their work place in the coastal city of Nazareth.

The police said that all the arrested workers did not have permission form he army to work in Israel. The Palestinian workers Union issued a statement asking Human rights groups to intervene to aid those workers.

Hundreds of Palestinian workers risk arrest and fines to cross to Israeli for work due to the bad economical situation and lack of jobs in the Palestinian territories.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, October 10, 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.