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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, March 23rd, 2015.

Israeli forces demolish a Bedouin village and invade west Bank communities, search homes and kidnap civilians including children. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli police officers demolished, on Monday morning, the al-‘Araqib Bedouin village in the Negev, for the 82nd consecutive time, rendering the families homeless again.

Dozens of police vehicles, and undercover units of the Israeli military, accompanied by bulldozers and trucks, invaded the village before forcing the residents out of their sheds and homes, and demolished their structures.

Seeking a temporary shelter, the families had to go to the local cemetery.

In related news, the Israeli army, and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, delivered late on Sunday night, demolition notices targeting five Palestinian homes in Ein al-Louza and Be’er Ayyoub neighborhoods, in Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center has reported that the soldiers invaded the two neighborhoods, and took pictures of several roads and homes. The Center added that the soldiers glued the orders on five Palestinian homes, including an under construction building.

The family that owns the under construction building started building it four years ago, and had to stop after receiving similar orders. Eyewitnesses said three of the homes were built in Ein al-Louza, nearly two years ago, and their owners have been inhabiting them since then.

On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded a number of Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank, stormed and searched several homes, and kidnapped five Palestinians.

Also on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped two Palestinian children in the al-‘Eesawiyya town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to an interrogation facility.

The two children were taken prisoner from the ath-Thoury neighborhood, in Silwan.

Furthermore, soldiers installed roadblocks on the main entrances of Hebron city, and Sa’ir town, north of the city, before stopping and searching dozens of cars, and investigated the ID cards of the passenger while interrogating them.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, March 23rd, 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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