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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, December 04, 2013.

Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians while tanks open fire at farmers in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Wednesday afternoon two Palestinian children and a youth in Jerusalem old city, local Palestinian sources reported.

Witnesses said that troops chased two 13 year old children in the street and then started to kidnap them when residents tried to stop the soldier they kidnapped another youth.

All three where moved to a nearby military police station just outside the old city of Jerusalem.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli army forces invaded the village of Sliat Al Harthia, in northern West Bank, searched and ransacked homes then kidnapped a local teenager.

Troops also handed over military orders for integration to another to young men from the village before leaving.

Also in northern west Bank, Israeli troops invaded the village of Qarouit near Nablus city and searched a number of residents homes.

Residents and local youth tried to stop the invading troops who fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. no injuries were reported.

In the Gaza Strip today, Israeli tanks stationed at the southern borders between Gaza and Israel opened fire at lands owned by local farmers.

Local sources announced that Israeli tanks open heavy gun fire towards farmers worming their lands in Al Foukhari area near Khan Younis city. Damage to farm structures was reported but no injuries.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday December, 04, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our web site at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me, Ghassan Bannoura.