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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
Israeli right wingers attack Palestinians and injury three civilians as troops invade West Bank communities and search homes. These storied, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Three Palestinian civilians were injured on Wednesday afternoon as they were attacked by Israeli right wing extremists near Jerusalem’s old city.
According to Israeli police reports the attack was racially motivated and investigation is underway.
Earlier this week a Palestinian young woman sustained critical wounds on Monday when she was stabbed by an Israeli tight wing settler near Jerusalem old city.
Elsewhere, Israeli troops invaded on Wednesday Al Aroub refugee camp near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Soldiers searched and ransacked a number of homes then kidnapped one civilian man.
In the nearby Yatta and Sa’er villages, troops searched and ransacked homes as well but made no kidnappings.
Troops also installed roadblocks on the Hebron main road and stopped and searched Palestinian cars, local sources reported.
In the Gaza Strip, the Egyptian army destroyed on Wednesday a tunnel between the southern Gaza strip city of Rafah and Egypt.
According to Egyptian sources the tunnel was dug under a house on the Egyptian side of the borders all the way into Rafah.
Egyptian troops evacuated the house then destroyed t and the tunnel under it.
The Egyptian army is conducting a military campaign in the region since Monday targeting the Muslim Brotherhood armed groups involved in conducting fatal attacks against Egyptian soldiers.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October 16, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.