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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday December 30, 2013.

Two Palestinians injured in Gaza by Israeli army attacks while troops kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers kidnapped on Monday 10 Palestinian civilians during invasions targeting a number of west Bank communities, local sources reported.

Israeli forces have arrested six Palestinians in the West Bank cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, Israeli special police units arrested four Palestinians from the Jerusalem area, including three minors between the ages of 6 and 8, from the yards of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Staying in Jerusalem, the Israeli municipality of Jerusalem has ordered Jerusalem area residents to demolish a newly-built mosque, Palestinian homes and parking garages, under the pretext of ‘unlicensed construction’, according to witnesses.

The notices give the owners a period of 30 days to file petition against the order at Israeli courts. Witnesses said that a municipality crew arrived in the area and took photographs of the houses and the mosque.

Two Palestinians were injured after Israeli artillery fired on the central Gaza Strip, on Sunday night and Monday at dawn, a Palestinian official has said.

According to Gaza’s Ministry of Health spokesman, Israeli forces hit an area east of al-Maghazi refugee camp with an artillery shelling. Last week Israeli air bombardment left three Palestinians killed among then a 3 year old child .

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday December, 30, 2013 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our web site Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.