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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday December 18, 2013.

Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, clashes with local residents and injure a child and kidnap other civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers invaded on Wednesday morning the town of Beit Omer, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, injured one child and kidnapped a young man.

Local sources announced that troops invaded the town and kidnapped a young man then clashed with residents and fired tear gas into residents homes.

Omer Abu Ayiash, 13 years old, was injured when a tear gas fired by Israeli soldiers exploded inside his family home. Ayiash was injured in the head and moved to a nearby hospital in Hebron city.

Elsewhere dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Silwan town and the Old City, of occupied East Jerusalem, kidnapping five Palestinians, including three children.

Nasser Qous, head of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that occupied Jerusalem is facing a large-scale campaign that includes invasions targeting several neighborhoods in the occupied city.

Six more Palestinians have also been kidnapped in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. Israeli troops invaded Nablus and the nearby Al-Ein and Askar refugee camps, then searched and ransacked a number of homes.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday December, 18, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please keep visiting our web site at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura