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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, April 7th, 2015.
Israeli settlers detain Palestinian school children and soldiers invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A group of extremist Israelis held, on Monday at night, a Palestinian school bus for several hours, near the Yitzhar illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, southeast of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Head of the Military District Coordination Office in Nablus, Osama Mansour, said the fanatics attacked the Palestinian bus, carrying children back home after a day trip in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The children are from the Silwad Elementary School, in Silwad town, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. Mansour said the fanatics held the children from seven in the evening until eleven at night.
He added that the fanatics asked the soldiers to stop the bus allegedly after a child “threw trash from his window,” and that the Israelis confiscated the ID card of the bus driver, his keys, and the teachers’ ID cards.
The Israeli fanatics then forced all the children out of the bus, and held them for approximately four hours, demanding the child who allegedly threw the trash “to surrender’ the detained Palestinians were released at eleven before midnight.
Also late on Monday night, Israeli soldiers attacked, and injured, a Palestinian man in Yatta town near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Media sources said the soldiers assaulted Mohammad Qatouf, in his forties, from Yatta town south of Hebron, and continuously beat him causing various cuts and bruises.
Local medics moved the wounded man to the Hebron Governmental Hospital for treatment. The soldiers were heavily deployed around Yatta, and installed roadblocks in the area, in addition to installing roadblocks in different parts of the Hebron district.
In addition, soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian child in the Old City of Hebron, while dozens of Israeli extremist stormed it, heading to the Ibrahimi Mosque.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, three Palestinians children in Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and two children in the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.
Soldiers also invaded a number of neighborhoods in Hebron city, and installed roadblocks on the main entrances of Bani Neim, Ethna, Sa’ir, Halhoul, Beit ‘Awwa and the as-Sammoa’ towns, stopped and searched dozens of cars, and investigated the ID cards of the passengers.
In the northern West Bank district of Jenin, soldiers invaded Tayba village, and invaded a number of homes there, no arrests were made.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, April 7th, 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.