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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday April 1st, 2014.
Israeli radical attack a church in Jerusalem and Israeli troops kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These sorties, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinians communities in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and kidnapped 10 Palestinians in the districts of Hebron and Nablus.
Local sources announced that soldiers violently searched homes causing property damage and interrogating several Palestinians , before taking the men to unknown locations.
Later in the day Israeli troops kidnapped a young Palestinian woman and a journalist in Hebron city. As part of daily invasions and violations, soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, installed more roadblocks, stopped and searched dozens of Palestinian cars and interrogated dozens of residents in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
In other news A number of Israelis attacked the Rafat Latin Monastery in West Jerusalem, puncturing car tires, and writing racist graffiti, including insults to the Virgin Mary and words describing the United States as “Nazi Germany”.
The vandals also wrote graffiti vowing to make the Palestinians pay the prince from the “peace process”, and other Price Tag graffiti on the walls of the Monastery, and punctured the tires of four cars and a truck which belongs to the church.
The Palestinian Islamic-Christian Committee for protecting Holy Sites warned that such attacks are on the rise, as vandals previously targeted several mosques, churches, graveyards, cars, homes and property.
In Gaza, Israeli authorities opened the Kerem Shalom crossing with the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, to allow a single truckload of wooden furniture to be exported to Ukraine, a Palestinian official said.
The Palestinian official explained that some 280 truckloads of humanitarian aid and commercial and agricultural goods were also allowed to enter Gaza. He said that eight truckloads of cement, 23 loads of concrete aggregates, and two loads of iron bars for construction would enter the Strip for UN-funded projects.
Additionally, fuel was to be delivered to Gaza’s sole power plant. Domestic-use gas was also allowed to enter the besieged coastal enclave. The Gaza Strip has been under an economic blockade imposed by Israel since 2006.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday April 1st, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.