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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, October, 04, 2016.

Israeli troops detain Palestinian journalists and kidnap civilians during morning invasions into West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, earlier on Tuesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men in the West Bank districts of Jerusalem and Ramallah.

Also in the Ramallah district, the soldiers searched many homes, and summoned several Palestinians for interrogation.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers kept the roadblock in the Zawiya neighborhood closed for the third consecutive day, and prevented the residents, including schoolchildren, from crossing.

The army decided to close the roadblock, and placed many areas in the West Bank under strict closure during the Jewish New Year (October 2nd – October 4th).

Later on Tuesday midday, Israeli settlers stormed the court yard of Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem old city and toured the place. According to Palestinian sources this is the third time since Sunday radical groups invade the holy site.

In other news, Israeli soldiers detained on Tuesday afternoon a group of Palestinian journalists visiting the Jordan valley and Salfit area. The visit was organized by the Palestinian ministry of information and was supposed to reach areas in the Jordan valley that the Israeli high court of justice have ruled that it’s for Palestinians and not settlers.

According to the ministry of information Israeli troops held the visiting group for three hours and did not allow them to reach the indented area via the main road.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, October, 4, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.