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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
Israeli soldiers injure four civilians and kidnap four children during several attacks targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that several residents have been injured by Israeli army fire in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and in the Al-Arroub and Al-Fawwar refugee camps in the city, and Beit Ummar nearby town.
The sources said that, as hundreds of residents were marking the ninth anniversary of the death of late President Yasser Arafat, Israeli soldiers violently attacked them firing gas bombs and rubber-coated metal bullets.
The attacks took place in Bab Az-Zaweya and Tareq Ben Ziad areas in the city; dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, while four were shot by rubber-coated metal bullets.
Furthermore, a number of soldiers occupied the rooftop of a home in the center of the Al-Arroub refugee camp, and used it to fire dozens of gas bombs and concussion grenades leading to dozens of injuries. Several families, living in nearby homes, had to leave their property due to large amounts of gas bombs fired by the soldiers.
Soldiers also invaded the Al-Fawwar refugee camp and fired dozens of gas bombs at local youths who hurled stones at them; dozens have been treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation. Media sources in Hebron said that the soldiers installed several roadblocks at the entrances of Hebron and its nearby towns.
Earlier on Tuesday, dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Obeydiyya town, near Bethlehem, broke into several homes, and kidnapped four children. All kidnapped children were cuffed, blindfolded and were moved to the Gush Etzion military base, local sources reported.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded Dar Salah village, east of Bethlehem, broke into the home of Ghazi Salah, and hand his 19 year old son a military warrant ordering him to head to Gush Etzion for interrogation.
Elsewhere dozens of soldiers also invaded the Qaryoun neighborhood, in the Old City of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and kidnapped one man.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, November 12, 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.