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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday May 12th, 2014.

Israeli troops attack Students and teachers near Jerusalem and kidnap 14 civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These Stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

On Monday midday, dozens of Israeli soldiers surrounded the al-Quds Open University, and a number of schools, in Abu Dis town, near occupied East Jerusalem, clashing with local youth and causing dozens of injuries.

Local news sources said that the soldiers invaded the area to close a gap, created recently by local youth, in the Annexation Wall, leading to clashes with dozens of young people.

Later the army surrounded the Al Qudes University, and fired dozens of rubber-coated metal bullets, gas bombs, concussion grenades and several rounds of live ammunition, especially targeting the Engineering College and Computer Science Department.

All students and staff of the attacked educational facilities were sent home due to the intensity of gas fired by the invading soldiers.

Earlier on Monday at dawn Israeli soldiers invaded different Palestinian neighborhoods in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, kidnapping 14 Palestinians.

Local sources said that dozens of soldiers invaded the village, during late night hours, and violently searched dozens of homes, kidnapping fourteen Palestinians.
All kidnapped Palestinians were cuffed and blindfolded by the soldiers before they were moved to a nearby security and military center.

In the Jenin district, in the northern part of the West Bank, soldiers kidnapped the wife of a Palestinian political prisoner from Arraba town, invading homes and another structure.

In southern West Bank, Several Israeli military jeeps invaded various Palestinian communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, kidnapping one Palestinian as they searched homes and a masonry workshop.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday May 12th, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.