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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, October 6th, 2014.

Israeli troops attack children at a military checkpoint and settlers damage Palestinian olive trees. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli troops assaulted on Monday afternoon three Palestinian children near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Local sources said that the three children, from Beit Fajjar village, were crossing a military checkpoint at the entrance of their village.

Troops detained the three boys and assaulted them with rifle buts and batons then released them. The three children sustained cuts and bruises, local sources reported.

Also near Bethlehem on Monday, at least four youth were injured and many others were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation when troops attack residents at the village of Taqu’a.

Residents said that soldiers stormed the southern entrance of the village and fired tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at local youth who responded by hurling stones at invading soldiers.

Medical sources said that all injured youth were treated at the local clinic for minor to moderate injuries.

Elsewhere, Israeli settlers attacked on Monday a Palestinian owned olive grove near the northern West Bank district of Nablus.

The settlers cut off the branches of 100 olive trees owned by Palestinian farmers from the Bani Yasouf village near Nablus.

The settlers came from the illegal settlement of Tafouh. Another group of settlers also damaged 20 olive trees owned by Palestinian farmers from the village of Awarta near Nablus.

Local sources are reported an increase of attacks on Palestinian farmers by Israeli settlers since the olive harvest season began three days ago.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, October 6th, 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.