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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Centre,, for Thursday, January 21st, 2010.

The Israeli military kidnaps civilians from the West Bank, and hand out demolition orders to Palestinian families. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The News Cast

Ten Palestinian civilians were kidnapped on Thursday by Israeli troops during invasions targeting a number of West Bank communities.

Palestinian sources reported invasions to the city of Bethlehem, southern West Bank, the central city of Ramallah, and Nablus in the north.

The Israeli military announced that all ten men were taken to military detention camps for questioning. The army claimed that all ten are on its “Wanted list.”

This week, the Israeli military conducted at least 22 invasions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank. During those attacks Israeli troops kidnapped 34 civilians, including 4 children.

In other News, Israel’s military handed out demolition orders to three Palestinian owned homes located in the northern West Bank, this Thursday.

The houses are the homes of three different families and located at the village of Akraba near Nablus city. The owners said that the soldiers gave no reasons for these orders.

According to the military order, the families have to leave their homes and evacuate their belongings ready for the impending demolition.

This week, Israeli troops also demolished a Palestinian owned house located in Jaba’, a village in central West Bank. The military said the house was built without the necessary permits.


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