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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014.
Israeli Troops invade West Bank communities, kills two civilians and kidnap eight others. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinian men were killed by invading Israeli soldiers, Tuesday at dawn, at the center of Hebron city, in southern West Bank. According to the Israeli army Marwan Al Qawasmieh and Ammier Abu Ayasheh were surrounded at a home in Hebron city center and were killed after a short gunfight with Israeli troops. The army used a military bulldozer to destroy parts of the building.
Residents said that troops set fire to the building after taking the two buddies and left the area. Scores of youth clashed with the invading forces for several hours. Palestinian firefighters and medics rushed to the scene and put-off the fire.
Many residents were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation and around 10 civilians were injured by Israeli soldiers’ rubber-coated steel bullets, local sources reported. On Tuesday midday the Israeli army handed over the two bodies and were laid to rest during a funeral in Hebron city. Local sources said that hundreds took part in the funeral.
The Israeli state accused Al Qawasmieh and Abu Ayasheh of killing the three Israeli settlers near Hebron in June. The Israei army and government have not provided any evidence that both Al Qawasmieh and Abu Ayasheh or any Palestinian involvement in the killing of the three setters.
Shortly after the settlers went missing, the Israeli army conducted a large scale search campaign in Hebron city and kidnapped more than 700 Palestinians.
Moreover, a week after the remains of the three settlers were found, an Israeli radical group kidnapped a Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem and killed him.
Later on Tuesday morning, the Israeli army conducted invasions targeting a number of West Bank communities, searched and ransacked homes then kidnapped eight men. Troops also clashed with local youth, no injuries were reported.
Local sources reported that Israeli troops searched and ransacked homes in Nablus and Jenin cities in the northern part of the West Bank in addition to the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem, in southern West Bank.
Two men were taken when troops searched homes in Jenin city. Two more civilians were kidnapped after troops searched their homes in Al Aroup refugee camp near Hebron. Four civilians were taken by soldiers during home searches in Bethlehem city, local sources reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, September 23rd, 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.