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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, October 29th, 2014.

Soldiers attack Palestinian villagers and injuries a pregnant woman meanwhile troops kidnap civilians in predawn invasions targeting west Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, twelve Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and occupied East Jerusalem, after storming various communities and searching homes.

On Tuesday night, four Palestinians have been injured by Israeli army fire, on Tuesday evening, in Ya’bad town, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Local sources said that several military jeeps invaded the town, and clashed with scores of local youths.

The soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition wounding four young men, one seriously, while dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

In occupied Jerusalem on Wednesday, soldiers demolished the entrance of a cave, used by a Palestinian family that Israeli demolished its home, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The soldiers also kidnapped Khaled and Fahmi az-Zeer, who lived with their families in the caves, and violently assaulted them causing various injuries.
Earlier on Wednesday, the army demolished a home in Salah ed-Deen Street, in occupied East Jerusalem rendering eight family members homeless.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers assaulted a pregnant woman, causing internal bleeding as they demolished several structures at Khashm ad-Daraj and Um al-Kheir villages, near the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

a large military force invaded Khashm ad-Daraj village, and demolished a cave, an external toilet, sheds and barns, and homes belonging to three residents.
Soldiers also invaded Um al-Kheir village and demolished a clay oven used by the residents, and violently assaulted several Palestinians causing cuts and bruises.

Troops also attacked a pregnant woman, causing her internal bleeding before she was rushed to a local hospital.

The soldiers said settlers of the nearby illegal Karmiel settlement are “annoyed” by the wood smoke of the oven. This is the third time the soldiers demolish the clay oven this week alone.

The attack led to clashes between the invading soldiers and local youths, and the soldiers attempted to kidnap a Palestinian but the residents managed to prevent the arrest.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, October 29th, 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.

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