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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Israeli troops kill a Palestinian man and kidnap 13 others during invasions targeting a number of West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers killed on Thursday at dawn a Palestinian young man and kidnapped four others during an invasion targeting Qabatia town, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Local sources announced that Ahmad Imad Tazaz’a, 22, was shot by a live round in the heart during clashes with the invading soldiers.

Furthermore, soldiers broke into and violently searched dozens of homes causing property damage, and kidnapped four Palestinians.

Elsewhere, Dozens of Israeli soldiers and police officers invaded the Al-Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped seven Palestinian youths.

Local sources have reported that soldiers and police officers invaded Al-Eesawiyya before violently breaking into and searching dozens of homes, causing excessive property damage, and kidnapped seven young Palestinians.

In Bethlehem city southern West Bank soldiers searched and ransacked homes in the city center and the nearby Deheisha refugee camp before kidnapping two men.

Local sources in the camp have reported that dozens of youths hurled stones at the invading soldiers who fired rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs. No injuries were reported.

In related news, dozens of soldiers installed a roadblock at the entrance of Ethna town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, prevented the Palestinian farmers from entering their lands, and distributed leaflets ordering the residents not to enter their lands adjacent to the Annexation Wall.

Soldiers also installed roadblocks at the main entrance of Bani Neim town, east of Hebron, the Al-Fawwar refugee camp, south of the city, and the Halhoul Bridge, north of Hebron. Troops stopped and searched dozens of vehicles and inspected the ID cards of the residents.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, October 31, 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.

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