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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, January 12th, 2015.

Israeli settlers arrested for shooting a Palestinian child and in Jerusalem Israeli forces close Palestinians NGOs. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and three children in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, in occupied East Jerusalem. Soldiers also invaded various communities in the West Bank.

On Sunday evening, Several armored Israeli military jeeps invaded the town of Taybeh, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped three Palestinians, including two brothers. Dozens of Palestinians treated for effects of tear gas inhalation in Hebron.

In other news, Israeli police said that they have arrested a settler suspected of shooting and injuring a Palestinian teenager in Hebron on Saturday.

According to media reports, a ‘public security officer’ was arrested on suspicion of shooting Ibrahim Issa Suleiman al-Tubasi, age 15, while he was working his family’s land south of Hebron. The unidentified settler is from illegal settlement of Beit Hagai, in the south Hebron hills.

Settlers in the south Hebron hills regularly attack Palestinian farmers and school children, who are often accompanied by international peace volunteers to protect them.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police stated, Monday, that they had closed down three NGOs affiliated with the Islamic Movement in northern Israel, which is known for defending Al Aqsa Mosque against extremist Jewish settlers.

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency said that it shut down the three organisations in the town of Nazareth that had been set up last year by the Movement, which has a following among Palestinians living in Israel.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, January 12th, 2015, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

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