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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, September 18th, 2014.
Israeli troops kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities and settlers attack Palestinian cars. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded on Thursday, at dawn, Nahhalin village, to the west of Bethlehem, where they kidnapped four Palestinians; one in Mareeha village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and another in Jerusalem.
The army claimed that the kidnapped Palestinians are âwanted for security violationsâ.
Furthermore, an Israeli military source in occupied Jerusalem said the soldiers kidnapped one Palestinian allegedly, âafter he tried to attack a soldier with an axeâ.
On Wednesday evening, soldiers invaded Yaâbad town, to the south of Jenin, and clashed with local youth. The army fired rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and concussion grenades; several Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In related news, a number of fanatic settlers, from the Mabo Dotan illegal settlement, threw stones and empty bottles at Palestinian cars driving on the main Jenin-Tulkarem road.
At the political level, Dr. Mousa Abumarzook, a political leader of the Hamas movement, stated that indirect post ceasefire talks between Israel and the resistance in Gaza would resume, under Egyptian mediation in Cairo, before September 24.
The Hamas official said the United Nations, in coordination with Tel Aviv and the Palestinian unity government, would handle the reconstruction of Gaza, and that there will be observers and a schedule for the entry of construction materials.
Abumarzook further said the Hamas movement has no objection or reservations on any mechanism, set by the United Nations, to ensure the entry of the urgently needed construction materials.
And thatâs all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, September 18th, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Todayâs report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.