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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday January 27, 2014.

A teenager killed and a framer injured in Gaza and in the West Bank troops demolish Palestinian homes in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian teenager died on Monday after being injured due to an explosion which took place, on Sunday, in the al-Boeij refugee camp, in central Gaza.

The sources said that Ashraf Farajallah, 18, died of serious injuries to the head resulting from the blast. Security sources in Gaza said the causes of the blast remain unknown.

Earlier on Monday, soldiers shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian farmer in the Abu al-Ajeen area, southeast of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.

Local sources said that the wounded farmer, 34 years of age, was shot by a live round to the chest, and was moved to al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, suffering a serious injury.

In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers invaded Al-Eesawiyya neighborhood and Beit Hanina town, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished three Palestinian homes.

Clashes took place between local residents and the invading soldiers, who also fired concussion grenades at students heading to school in the area.

Local sources said that the soldiers surrounded the town and prevented the residents from entering or leaving it.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded various Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, violently searching homes after invading them, and kidnapping seventeen Palestinians.

Homes searches and kidnappings were reported in the cities on Hebron, Nablus, Jenin and East Jerusalem, local sources reported.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday January 27, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website atwww.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

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