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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Palestinian political prisoners die in military detention while settlers take over farm land in southern West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

On Tuesday morning Palestinian political detainee held by the Israeli army Hasan Toraby, 22, died at the Al-‘Affoula Israeli Hospital, after being denied essential medical treatment.

He was recently moved to the ‘Affoula hospital after a sharp deterioration in his condition.

Toraby is from Sorra village, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He was taken prisoner by the Israeli military ten months ago, ten days ago, his condition severely deteriorated after his blood vessels ruptured.

Palestinian Human rights groups said that Toraby suffered from Leukemia, and was not provided the urgently needed specialized treatment.

Palestinian Minister of Detainees Issa Qaraqe’ said that the number of detainees who died in Israeli prisons since the beginning of this year arrived to four.
In other news a number of extremist Israeli settlers occupied a Palestinian home in the yard of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Local sources announced that the settlers broke into the home, south of the mosque, and that they brought with them digging equipment, beds, and supplies while heavily guarded by dozens of soldiers.

The home is not roofed yet, and is located near the area where Israeli soldiers have a permanent roadblock and an electronic gate. Its location is of great significance as it overlooks the Ibrahimi mosque, local sources added.

Also in Hebron today, Israeli settlers started to open a road on Palestinian owned land to the east of the city to connect their illegal settlement Jivat Gal with other settlements.

Residents said that bulldozers came for the nearby by Kriat Arba settlement and uprooted trees making way for eight meter wide street. The farmers who own the land have not received anything from the army explain that attack by the settlers.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, November 5, 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.