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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday March 3, 2014.
Israeli settler kill a Palestinian old man meanwhile troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap eleven civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Over the week end, Saleh Mlihat, 70, was killed on Sunday, after being run over by an Israeli settler, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Mosa Mlihat said that his father was run over during crossing the main street and transferred to hospital immediately, Al Ray reports.
Local sources said that a settler ran over Saleh Mlihat, throwing him 80 meters. Saleh died before reaching hospital.
On Monday at dawn, Israeli forces kidnapped eleven Palestinians from deferent parts of occupied West Bank.
Local sources said that Four Palestinians were kidnapped from Hebron and two others from Tulkarem, while another in Ein Yabrud village, north of Ramallah.
Israeli troops also took one Palestinian from al-Jalzoun refugee camp, north of Ramallah.
Meanwhile two civilians were taken by troops from the northern West Bank city of Nablus and one worshipper was taken from Al Aqsa mosque, in Jerusalem
The Israeli army claimed that those kidnapped are ‘wanted’ by the Israeli authorities, adding that they were all taken to Israeli interrogation centers.
Elsewhere, the Egyptian Authorities continued the closure of Rafah crossing to Palestinian travelers, for the third week in a row, according to borders and crossings administration in Gaza.
Hundreds of Palestinians, including students and medical patients, have been stuck at both sides of the closed crossing. Egypt opens the Rafah crossing once a week for Umra pilgrims, while the humanitarian cases are still shouting for help.
The Rafah crossing has been the only way Gaza’s 1.8 million residents can travel to the outside world since the economic blockade by Israel, beginning in 2007.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday March 3, 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.