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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday February 6, 2014.
Israeli soldiers evict families from the Jordan valley and kidnap civilians during dawn invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday, at dawn, the villages of Huwwara and Beita, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, kidnapping eight Palestinians, and caused damage to one home.
Local sources in Huwwara have reported that dozens of soldiers invaded the town, violently broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped five Palestinians.
Furthermore, dozens of soldiers invaded Beita village, south of Nablus, and kidnapped three Palestinians after searching their homes.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers kidnapped four Palestinians from the cities of Qalqilia, Hebron, and occupied Jerusalem. local sources said that the four residents were kidnapped after troops searched and ransacked their homers.
Elsewhere, The Israeli army has evicted 35 Palestinian families from their homes in the northern Jordan valley area. Meanwhile the Israeli press reported that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has stopped providing tents for Palestinian residents in the Jordan Valley whose houses were demolished by Israeli forces.
According to the website, the decision came after Israeli forces also tore down tents provided by the organization and prevented it from taking the tents into local villages as part of its humanitarian work.
In Gaza today, a number of armored Israeli military vehicles carried out a limited invasion into an area east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Eyewitnesses have reported that four armored bulldozers and a number of military vehicles, stationed at the Sofa military base, across the border, invaded the Palestinian neighborhood of al-Fakhary, bulldozed and uprooted farmlands.
They added that a number of Israeli drones were flying over the area during the invasion. The soldiers also fired rounds of live ammunition at several farmers, forcing them out of their lands.
According to local sources this invasion is part of dozens of invasions carried out daily by the army into border areas in the besieged coastal region.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday February 6, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website atwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.