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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday January 20, 2014.
Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, search homes and kidnap 11 civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded various districts in the occupied West Bank, violently broke into and searched Palestinian homes, kidnapping eleven Palestinians.
Palestinian security sources said that the army interrogated legislator Khaled Sa’id Yahia, 56, in his home in the northern West bank city of Jenin, and kidnapped a woman identified as Woroud Adel Boshnaq, 48.
Soldiers also invaded Qabatia and Jaba’ towns, near Jenin, and conducted military searches before withdrawing from the two towns.
Furthermore, soldiers invaded Halhoul town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, broke into and searched several homes, kidnapping three Palestinians, including two brothers.
In addition, soldiers prevented villagers of the Um Al-Kheir village, near Hebron, from entering their own farmlands and orchards, kidnapped two brothers and detained several Palestinians.
Also, dozens of soldiers invaded the Rantees village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped three men, after searching their homes.
Moreover dozens of soldiers invaded the Deir Samet town, southwest of Hebron, and demolished a scrap metal shop. The army destroyed equipment, metal, and other supplies worth thousands of shekels before demolishing the property.
Furthermore, near Hebron soldiers demolished a number of walls and a store for electrical supplies that belonged to merchants near Beit Awwa town junction, close to a military tower installed at the entrance of the town.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday January 20, 2014 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.