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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday February 26, 2014.

A Palestinian old woman from Gaza dies at an Israeli checkpoint, and Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap 14 civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian woman, with a heart condition, died Wednesday morning at Eretz crossing, in the northern Gaza Strip.

The Gaza Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra said that Wedad Deeb, 71, died while waiting at the Israeli side of the crossing, adding that she was on her way to a West Bank hospital to get medical treatment.

Al-Qedra explained that Deeb was referred by the ministry to undergo a surgery in a hospital located in the northern west Bank city of Nablus.

In other news, Israeli forces have deported on Wednesday 30 Palestinian families from their homes in the Jordan Valley, under the pretext of carrying out military training in the area.

According to local sources, two days ago army personnel served the residents with evacuation notices, on Wednesday soldiers raided the area at dawn, forcing the residents from Yerza, Deir Ebzeek al-Burj and Oyoum al-Mayta communities to evacuate their homes.

Earlier on Wednesday Israeli forces, on Wednesday, kidnapped four people from Yatta, in the Hebron district, according to local sources.

Residents said that the army took four Palestinians while they were farming in their land, searched their cars and seized their harvest. They were led to an unknown destination.

Furthermore, Israeli forces abducted, on Wednesday, 10 Palestinians from Halhoul village, north of West Bank city of Hebron, after searching their homes, local sources reported.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday February 26, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.