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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Israeli troops kidnap 15 Palestinians during morning invasions to West Bank communities and settlers injuries a Palestinian child. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Scores of Palestinians alongside family member and fiends joined on Wednesday the funeral of Mohammad âAasy, 25 years of age and marched from Ramallah city to Beit Liqyia village.
âAasy was killed by the Israeli army in his villages on Tuesday after he was surrounded for hours by Israeli troops at the cave. The army said he was a wanted resistance fighter.
In other news Israeli troops kidnapped on Wednesday fifteen Palestinian civilians from the southern West Bank city of Hebron and nearby villages.
Local sources reported that four civilians were kidnapped from inside the old city of Hebron after troops stopped them at a military checkpoint there.
Another woman was kidnapped by troops as she was going to her home in the nearby village of Beit Omer.
Witnesses said that soldiers stopped the car she was in searched it then took her away.
Ten more civilian were kidnapped on Wednesday at dawn when Israeli army troops searched and ransacked homes in Hebron city.
Earlier on Tuesday night a number of extremist Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian child after breaking into her familyâs home, in Burin village, south of the northern west Bank City of Nablus.
Local sources have reported that extremists of the Bracha illegal settlement invaded the village and attacked a number of homes and residents, injuring a Palestinian child after assaulting her.
The invasion led to clashes between the invading settlers and local residents who pushed them out of their village.
And thatâs all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October 23, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website atwww.imemc.org. Todayâs report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.