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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Israeli troops destroy farm structures owned by Palestinian farmers and troops kidnap a woman at a checkpoint. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli army forces and bulldozers invaded on Wednesday morning the village of Akraba, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus and leveled farm structures.

Local sources said that the army bulldozers destroyed a water cistern and an animal shad owned by local farmers while troops surrounded the area and forced residents away.

Elsewhere, Israeli troops kidnapped on Wednesday midday a Palestinian woman after stopping her the Qalandiya military checkpoint, separating the central West Bank city of Ramallah from the nearby East Jerusalem.

The Israeli army announced that the young woman, in her 20s, had a knife as she was crossing the checkpoint.

In other news, Medical and legal sources in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have reported that Israeli soldiers killed 33 Palestinians since the beginning.

According to the report ; 23, killed including four political detainees held by the Israeli army, have been killed in the West Bank and 10 other Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Head of the Ahrar Center, for political detainees rights and human rights, Fuad Al-Khoffash said that the Israeli attacks and violations are ongoing, and that the army is still targeting Palestinian villagers, farmers and fishermen.

He added that the Israeli army and settlers also target students, women, children and elderly in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, November 20, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.