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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October 22, 2013.
Two Palestinian killed in different Israeli attacks in the West Bank and tanks invade border areas in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
One Palestinian man was killed and dozens were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation when Israeli troops invaded on Monday at dawn the village of Kufur Ni’ma, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that the killed man is Mohammad ‘Aasy, 24 years of age, is one of its fighters.
Eyewitnesses said that more than 15 Israeli military vehicles, and a military bulldozer, invaded the village, imposed curfew forcing the residents under house arrest, and initiated a search campaign in an area that became isolated by the Annexation Wall.
The eyewitnesses that that, approximately at seven in the morning, soldiers kidnapped several Palestinians.
Israeli sources said that the soldiers invaded Ni’ma village during late night hours, in an attempt to kidnap Palestinian resistance fighters.
The sources added that Al-‘Aasy was shot dead after he entered a cave near Ni’ma village, and that he opened fire at the soldiers who managed to surround him, and killed him several hours later.
Later in the day clashes erupted between local youth and invading Israeli troops; several Palestinians, including a two-month old infant, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.
On Tuesday midday an elderly Palestinian man died of wounds he sustained when an Israeli settler rammed him with his car near the village of Al Fondouk in northern West Bank.
According to Palestinian sources Abed al Hafiz Tayim, 76, was injured last week and died today of his wounds. Witnesses said that an Israeli settlers hit him with his car and left him on the road to bleed.
In other news a number of extremist Israeli settlers used sewage water to flood Palestinian farmlands in the Al-Khader town, south of the West bank city of Bethlehem.
Head of the Al-Khader Local Council, Tawfiq Salah, stated that settlers of the Efrat settlement, built on lands that belongs to the Al-Khader residents, drowned the lands with sewage water, flooding grapevines and other agricultural lands.
Elsewhere a number of armored Israeli military vehicles invaded areas in the northern and central parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, and fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition before uprooting Palestinian farmlands. No injuries were reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, October 22, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.